Tag Archive for 'committee on climate change'

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 […]

Planning and preparing for extreme weather events

July 11th, 2012 by Committee on Climate Change

The Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) of the UK’s Committee of Climate Change, which assesses progress on the UK Government adaptation programme for issues such as floods and water policy, finds that four times as many households and businesses in England could be at risk of flooding in the next twenty years if further action is not […]

UK household energy bill increases caused mainly by rising cost of gas

December 14th, 2011 by Committee on Climate Change

The UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has published its first comprehensive analysis of the impact of meeting carbon budgets on household energy bills. The Committee concludes that recent bill increases are primarily due to increased wholesale gas costs. Out to 2020, policies to achieve a low-carbon economy will add around £110 to bills – […]

UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change says that renewable energy technologies will deliver a third industrial revolution

November 5th, 2011 by Rt Hon Chris Huhne Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

“I’m delighted to be here at Renewable UK’s annual conference. Our location is rather appropriate. Manchester was the thumping heart of the first industrial revolution. This was the world’s first industrial city. It is home to the first industrial canal, and the world’s oldest railway station. The foundations for our prosperity were laid here. The […]

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 […]

WWF welcomes UK’s Committee on Climate Change call to address greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping

November 4th, 2011 by WWF

WWF has welcomed a call by the UK’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC) for action to address greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping. The CCC recommended that international shipping emissions should be included now in the UK’s target to reduce emissions in 2050 by 80% below 1990 levels, and set out options for including shipping […]

Renewable energy sources could meet from 60 to 90% of the UK’s electricity demand by 2030

October 28th, 2011 by WWF

The report “Positive Energy: how renewable electricity can transform the UK by 2030” by WWF has said that renewable sources of energy could meet between 60 to 90% of the UK’s electricity demand by 2030, and recommends that the UK government sets its target at no less than 60% for renewable energy generation to provide […]

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.

Energy efficiency and support for renewables key to market reform

July 12th, 2011 by WWF

WWF welcomes the UK Government’s ambition on renewables but expressed concern that the proposals set out in the UK Government’s Energy White Paper do not go far enough in their support for energy efficiency. A focus on energy efficiency could substantially reduce the costs of moving towards a renewably powered and competitive UK economy. Energy […]

Key messages from the UK Committee on Climate Change’s June 2011 progress report

July 7th, 2011 by Committee on Climate Change

Are the UK Government behind target or not? In 2009 there was a decrease in UK emissions caused by the recession (9%). There has therefore been a downward shift in emissions, and annual emissions are below the level of the 1st and 2nd budgets. In 2010 UK emissions increased 3%. Stripping out the impact of […]