Tag Archive for 'Climate Change Act'

Renewables industry unifies around key tests for next UK Government

September 7th, 2014 by RenewableUK

Leading UK renewable energy trade bodies have come together to launch “key tests” for the UK political parties ahead of the next UK general election. The grouping, which includes ADBA (Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association), the British Photovoltaic Association, the Renewable Energy Association, RenewableUK, Scottish Renewables, and the Solar Trade Association, has launched a renewables […]

World’s largest investors ask governments for ambitious climate and clean energy policy

November 24th, 2012 by European Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change

Ahead of the UN climate change conference in Doha, it is clear that global greenhouse gas emissions are continuing to rise, increasing the risk of dangerous and disruptive climate change. This letter is addressed to the governments of the world’s largest economies, in their roles as domestic policymakers, as important stakeholders in ongoing international negotiations […]

UK Committee on Climate Change suggests UK’s share of shipping emissions should be included in climate targets

November 4th, 2011 by Committee on Climate Change

The UK’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says that the UK’s share of international shipping could account for up to 11% of total emissions permitted under the Climate Change Act by 2050 (i.e. 18 Mt CO2 of total 160 Mt CO2). Given that international shipping emissions are likely to be material, and to have implications […]

UK Government provides weak response to recommendations on reducing aviation emissions

August 25th, 2011 by WWF

WWF expresses disappointment that the long-awaited UK Government response to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) on their recommendations for reducing aviation emissions has shed little light on future aviation policy. Instead, their response focusses on what the UK Government might do rather than what they will do.