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28 June 2018
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28 June 2018 | News stories

Apply the lessons of the past decade, or risk a poor deal for the public in the next

Ten years after the Climate Change Act came into force, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says the Government must learn the lessons of the last decade if it is to meet legally-binding targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the 2020s and 2030s. Unless action is taken now, the public faces an unnecessarily expensive […]
8 November 2016
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8 November 2016 | Publication

Scottish unconventional oil and gas: Compatibility with Scottish emissions targets

The Committee on Climate Change was asked by the Scottish Government to examine the impacts of extraction of Scottish unconventional oil and gas (UOG), comprising shale gas, shale oil and coalbed methane, on Scottish greenhouse gas emissions and climate targets. This report fulfils that duty.
8 November 2016
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8 November 2016 | Publication

Shale gas analysis for the CCC

In this report for the Committee on Climate Change, the TIAM-Grantham energy system model is used to consider the impact of a ‘dash for gas’ in Western Europe on global energy supply and emissions. The report builds on analysis carried out as part of the AVOID2 project.
7 July 2016
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7 July 2016 | Publication

The compatibility of onshore petroleum with meeting the UK’s carbon budgets

The Committee’s report ‘The compatibility of UK onshore petroleum with meeting the UK's carbon budgets’ is the result of a new duty under the Infrastructure Act 2015. This duty requires the CCC to advise the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change about the implications of exploitation of onshore petroleum, including shale gas, for meeting UK carbon budgets.
7 July 2016
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7 July 2016 | News stories

Exploitation of onshore petroleum requires three key tests to be met, CCC says

Shale gas exploitation by fracking on a significant scale is not compatible with the UK’s climate change targets unless three key tests are met – on methane leaks, gas consumption and carbon budgets – according to new analysis from the Committee on Climate Change.
22 March 2016
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22 March 2016 | News stories

Compatibility of UK onshore petroleum with meeting carbon budgets – update

The Committee on Climate Change is shortly due to provide advice to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on whether the exploitation of onshore petroleum resources (including shale gas) is compatible with meeting UK carbon budgets. The Committee expects its advice to be published in May.
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