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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.
12 December 2018 Publication

Bioenergy Call for Evidence report

This report summarises the responses received to a Call for Evidence the Committee on Climate Change ran in late 2017 and early 2018 to inform its 'Biomass in a low-carbon economy' report.
4 December 2018 Publication

Steps to scaling up UK sustainable bioenergy supply (CEH)

This technical annex, by Dr Jeanette Whitaker, was produced to support the Committee on Climate Change's 2018 report on the role of biomass in a low-carbon economy.
4 December 2018 Publication

What next for bioenergy? (EBRI)

This report, by Professor Patricia Thornley, Director of the European Bioenergy Institute at Aston University, is the Chair's summary produced on behalf of the advisory board convened for the Committee on Climate Change's (CCC) Biomass in a low-carbon economy report.
22 November 2018 Publication

Hydrogen in a low-carbon economy

This report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) assesses the potential role of hydrogen in the UK's low-carbon economy.