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Independent advice to government on building a low-carbon economy and preparing for climate change

15 November 2018
Publication
15 November 2018 | Publication

Biomass in a low-carbon economy

This report by the Committee on Climate Change assesses the role of biomass – wood, plants and organic waste – in the global strategy to tackle climate change.
10 September 2018
Blogs
10 September 2018 | Blogs

Cleaning up the UK’s heating systems: new insights on low-carbon heat

Low-carbon heating is amongst the toughest challenges facing climate policy. Mike Hemsley, Senior Power Analyst at the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), summarises new insights on achieving near-zero emissions by 2050 from heating the UK’s buildings.
28 June 2018
News stories
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 […]
22 May 2018
News stories
22 May 2018 | News stories

Lord Deben welcomes the Government’s commitment to improving the energy efficiency of new UK buildings

The Government has announced it intends to halve the energy use of new buildings in the UK by 2030, as one of the ‘Grand Challenge missions’ of its Industrial Strategy. The chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, Lord Deben, has welcomed the announcement, and highlighted the importance of tougher building standards and effective enforcement of those standards.
3 May 2018
Blogs
3 May 2018 | Blogs

All Change? A new vision for UK travel demand

Transport accounts for a higher share of overall UK greenhouse gas emissions than any other sector of the economy. As the Commission on Travel Demand publishes its first report, the CCC’s Transport Team Leader Ewa Kmietowicz, says the time may now be ripe for policymakers to reframe their approach.
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