Tagged: Energy efficiency

Scotland hits latest emissions reduction target, but action needed in transport, buildings and agriculture to maintain progress

Scotland is leading the UK in greenhouse gas emissions reductions, but much more needs to be done to ensure future targets are met, according to a new report for the Scottish Government published by the Committee on Climate Change today.

ASC urges consideration of climate impacts in Housing and Planning Bill

Letter to Susan Williams

Lord Krebs, chairman of the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change (ASC), has written to Baroness Williams of Trafford to urge her to consider the implications of climate change in the Housing and Planning Bill. The Bill will be debated in the House of Lords in early 2016. In the letter to Baroness Trafford, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Lord Krebs offers advice on climate change …

CCC response to call for evidence from House of Lords built environment select committee

A written statement from the Committee on Climate Change in response to a call for evidence from the built environment select committee of the House of Lords. The built environment select committee was established on 11 June 2015 “to consider the development and implementation of national policy for the built environment”. The CCC submission covers both mitigation and adaptation, and highlights key findings and recommendations from the 2015 CCC and …

What is the real cost of low-carbon to typical household energy bills? – Media reaction

By Emily Towers, Communications Manager, CCC Last week, we published our first comprehensive analysis of how household energy bills will be impacted by the costs of meeting carbon budgets. Our aim on entering this debate was to fulfil our legal duties in this area (we have a statutory duty to report on fuel poverty under the Climate Change Act), and to add a dispassionate evidence-based analysis to an area where …

CCC trip to Uptown Oil and PwC’s green headquarters

by Ellie Pierce, CCC Secretariat On July 18th, seven of us working on the upcoming CCC Bioenergy Report took a trip to Southwark to have a look at the work of Uptown Oil, a business that produces biodiesel from used cooking oil. The trip was a chance to see how biodiesel can be produced and used sustainably, at a local level. The refinery began producing biodiesel in 2007 – but …

CCC secretariat visit an exciting new low carbon facility at London’s South Bank University

Ute Collier leads the CCC’s analysis on emissions from buildings and industry. Here she tells us about the CCC secretariat’s visit to the brand new Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings(CEREB) CEREB has been developed in partnership between London South Bank, City and Kingston Universities with funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the London Development Agency and M&E Sustainability. The aim is to demonstrate …

5 key recommendations from our 2nd Progress Report

Electricity market reform to provide stronger incentives for investment in low-carbon power generation. Government is right to consider setting a minimum price on carbon, and should consider an Emissions Performance Standard for new gas generation added after 2020. A national energy efficiency programme, addressing both financial and non-financial barriers, involving a whole house/ whole street approach whereby homeowners are assisted with insulating their houses, in addition to the proposed Pay …