Tag Archive for '4th carbon budget'

Imperial College study makes case for targeted support for renewables

October 22nd, 2012 by WWF

With the UK’s DECC and HM Treasury apparently divided over energy policy, a paper, ‘On picking winners: The need for targeted support for renewable energy’, published on 23 October 2012 and funded by WWF-UK, highlights the importance of targeting policies to promote emerging clean energy solutions and cautions against simplistic solutions to policy. The report comes […]

CBI Director General says everyone needs to go green

July 5th, 2012 by Confederation of British Industry

John Cridland, the CBI’s Director-General, called on politicians to adopt a smarter, more consistent approach to energy and climate change policy during the launch of the CBI report, The colour of growth: maximising the potential of green business. New research by the UK’s leading business group shows that the UK has the ability to become […]

Friends of the Earth welcomes UK government acceptance of 4th carbon budget but concerned about ‘get-out clause’

May 17th, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

Confirmation on 17 May 2011 that the UK Government will accept its climate advisors’ call for significant cuts in UK carbon emissions by 2027 has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth – but the group warns that a ‘get-out clause’, which would enable Ministers to weaken UK climate targets if EU nations do not […]

Independent Committee on Climate Change delighted UK government has accepted 4th carbon budget recommendations

May 17th, 2011 by Committee on Climate Change

David Kennedy, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said “we are delighted that the UK Government has accepted our recommendations on the 4th carbon budget (2023-2027). This is a world first: no other country has made legally binding commitments to ambitious emissions reduction targets for the 2020s.