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Committee On Climate Change articles

CCC boss: Delaying decarbonisation would leave economy uninsured against climate impacts

Matthew Bell

Committee on Climate Change's new chief executive, Matthew Bell, makes case for cost effective decarbonisation

11 Dec 2014

Business energy costs predicted to rise by around a third by 2030


Committee on Climate Change urges businesses and households to embrace energy efficiency measures, as latest report predicts only modest increase in domestic bills

10 Dec 2014

Lord Deben: 'The climate change consensus will not be overturned'


Committee on Climate Change chairman reveals his thoughts on coalition, the free market's role in tackling climate change, and his love of Twitter

02 Oct 2014

Matthew Bell to become new Climate Change Committee chief

Former adviser to Number 10 and director of Frontier Economics replaces David Kennedy in top role

11 Sep 2014

New vacuum cleaner rules don't suck, CCC insists

Committee on Climate Change says banning high-powered machines will result in significant carbon savings without loss of performance

01 Sep 2014

Kudos to Cameron for his carbon-cutting clarity

The long-awaited decision to retain the fourth carbon budget provides investors with some much needed certainty, now government and business must deliver on it

22 Jul 2014

UK off course for post 2020 carbon targets, CCC warns

Committee on Climate Change's annual progress report says lack of certainty beyond 2020 is eroding the country's chance of meeting fourth carbon budget

15 Jul 2014

Carbon budget progress report - at a glance

The most important figures and recommendations from today's Committee on Climate Change report

15 Jul 2014

10 climate threats facing the UK today

From overheating hospitals to underfunded flood defences, the UK is already facing severe climate risks

09 Jul 2014

Businesses failing to prepare for climate change risks, report warns

Committee on Climate Change attacks government "underinvestment" on flooding and outlines future overheating threat for UK's aging population

09 Jul 2014

Lord Deben: Chinese emissions cap could put an end to climate action naysayers

Committee on Climate Change hails major pledges this week from China and USA

05 Jun 2014

When the headlines don't tell the full story

RenewableUK's Maf Smith reveals how, regardless of headlines to the contrary, the Committee on Climate Change predicts a healthy future for onshore wind post 2020

28 May 2014

Committee on Climate Change insists onshore wind still has role to play in cost-effective energy mix

Responding to Times report suggesting UK "has enough wind turbines", Committee confirms most cost-effective decarbonisation scenarios require more onshore wind energy through to 2030

28 May 2014

Committee on Climate Change searches for new chief as Kennedy quits

David Kennedy to take on new role at DfID, after seven years at government's climate change advisor

23 May 2014

Committee on Climate Change downplays impact of carbon price floor freeze

Committee accused of putting "blind faith" in EU emissions trading scheme to tackle coal industry renaissance

02 Apr 2014

Scotland faces "major challenge" to meet climate goals

Committee on Climate Change says country must improve on current progress to meet ambitious green energy and emissions reduction targets

26 Mar 2014

Lord Deben: "The technique of those opposed to action on climate change is spreading doubt"

"Market capitalisation based on large scale fossil fuel reserves becomes much more questionable as we move into a new age of renewables and low carbon technology"

27 Feb 2014

Committee on Climate Change chief calls for UK flood policy overhaul

Lord Deben accuses successive governments of not spending enough on flood protection

11 Feb 2014

Committee on Climate Change: Carbon targets do not harm competitiveness

Government advisory body reiterates defence of carbon budgets in the face of criticism from heavy electricity users

29 Jan 2014

Davey: Brussels’ 2030 targets strengthen case for UK’s fourth carbon budget

Energy and Climate Change Secretary predicts new EU proposals will bring other member states closer into line with UK ambition

23 Jan 2014

Flood defence spending cuts leave UK with "avoidable" £3bn bill

Committee on Climate Change warns funding is £500m below the level needed to avoid increasing flood risk

22 Jan 2014

Green extremists taking 'nonsensical position' on fracking, says Lord Deben

Government adviser warns some environmentalists' views are close to Trotskyism and risks consensus on climate change

21 Jan 2014

Government confirms retention of Committee on Climate Change

Triennial Review concludes that there remains a compelling case for an independent body to advise on UK climate change strategy

14 Jan 2014

Heathrow climate report scuppers Tory plans to delay expansion debate

Blow to Conservatives as watchdog announces summer report, saying flight prices would need to rise to meet climate targets

23 Dec 2013

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