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6 October 2020 News story

CCC welcomes UK Government boost for offshore wind

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today welcomes the Prime Minister’s commitment to boost the UK’s capacity to generate low-carbon power, delivering 40GW of electricity by 2030 in line with the CCC’s recommendations.
16 July 2020 Publication

Letter: The Building Safety Regulator and climate change

This is a letter from Baroness Brown, Chair of the Adaptation Committee and Mike Davies of the Adaptation Committee to Dame Judith about the Building Safety Regulator and climate change.
1 June 2020 Publication

Letter: The future of carbon pricing to The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP

This is a letter from the CCC in response to a formal request from the UK Government, Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Northern Ireland Assembly regarding the future of carbon pricing in UK, specifically in relation to the successor to the EU Emissions Trading Systems (ETS) after EU exit. 
3 March 2020 News story

CCC welcomes Government re-commitment to onshore wind and solar

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) welcomes news that the UK Government will recommit to supporting the cheapest forms of low-carbon electricity generation; onshore wind and solar energy.
18 July 2019 Publication

Wood in Construction in the UK: An Analysis of Carbon Abatement Potential (BioComposites Centre)

This report on the greenhouse gas abatement potential of increasing the use of timber in construction in the UK, led by the BioComposites Centre at Bangor University, informed the Committee on Climate Change’s 2018 report on the role of Biomass in a low-carbon economy..
18 July 2019 Publication

Biopolymers (bio-based plastics) – An overview (JCH Industrial Ecology Ltd)

This overview of biopolymers by Professor Callum Hill of JCH Industrial Ecology Ltd was commissioned to inform the Committee on Climate Change’s 2018 report on the role of Biomass in a low-carbon economy.
10 July 2019 Publication

Options for incorporating embodied and sequestered carbon into the building standards framework (AECOM)

There is potential to reduce carbon emissions further, by expanding the framework to address and drive down the lifecycle carbon associated with buildings, incorporating both embodied and sequestered carbon. This report, produced by AECOM for the Committee on Climate Change's Biomass in a low-carbon economy report, examines the options available for doing so.
7 May 2019 Publication

Accelerated Electrification and the GB Electricity System

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) commissioned Vivid Economics and Imperial College to consider the energy system implications of accelerated uptake of electric vehicles and hybrid heat pumps, compared to the CCC’s Fifth Carbon Budget Central scenario, with a focus on network implications.
13 March 2019 News story

CCC welcomes Government commitments to new low-carbon homes and green gas

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) welcomes news that the UK Government intends to implement a series of new measures to help reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change.
13 December 2018 News story

CCC welcomes Government’s plans for ‘net-zero hub’ of heavy industry, but urges an early target date  

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today welcomes news that the UK Government intends to help establish the UK’s first net zero carbon industrial cluster, backed up with £170 million of funding for research, development and deployment - although it urges an earlier target date.