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Brexit, Paris and low-carbon heat: 10 green policy messages for the UK Government
As the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) releases three new reports on the UK meeting its climate commitments, edie rounds up the key green policy calls made by the Committee surrounding low-carbon heat, Brexit and the Paris Agreement.
Climate watchdog calls for 'concrete green policy action' amidst Paris Agreement and Brexit
Britain's green policies must be preserved or strengthened post-Brexit and a credible new strategy on low-carbon heat must be delivered as soon as possible, but it is still too early for the Government to adopt stricter targets for tackling climate change in line with the soon-to-be-ratified Paris Agreement, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has said.
Climate chief: UK must not use Brexit to water down environment laws
The UK must not water down its environmental laws as it leaves the European Union, one of the government's most senior advisers on climate change has warned.
Energy policy cannot be dependent on any single project, says UK climate watchdog
Energy policy is about more than just Hinkley and "cannot be dependent on any single project", the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has warned.
UK must prepare for 'inevitable changes' of climate risks, warns advisers
The UK must work to implement immediate action to mitigate the "urgent" effects of climate change which looks set stifle food production, reduce water supplies and lead to thousands of deaths as temperatures rise, a new report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has warned.
UK will miss renewable energy target, warns National Grid
The UK is on track to miss a target to produce of 15% of all energy from renewables by 2020, National Grid has warned.
Sustainability professionals pile pressure on Government to accept Fifth Carbon Budget
A new survey has revealed that environmental and sustainability professionals are overwhelmingly in favour of recent recommendations for the UK's Fifth Carbon Budget, while separate academic report has concluded that the adoption of those proposals could help deliver long-term economic growth.
Tory MPs tell Cameron to accept steep cuts needed for UK's fifth carbon budget
Twenty Conservative MPs have written to the prime minister urging him to accept the steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions required by the UK's 'fifth carbon budget'.
UK must accept advice on fifth carbon budget, MPs say
The cross-party parliamentary Energy and Climate Change Committee (ECC) has today (26 April) called upon the Government to accept the recommendations of its independent advisory body in setting the fifth carbon budget, warning that "the UK can't afford any further delays".
Climate watchdog hails Scotland as Britain's low-carbon leader
Scotland's "vibrant renewable sector" and "bold policy approaches" will take the country beyond the UK's ambition on climate change and help deliver a 61% reduction in emissions by 2030 from 1990 levels, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has said today (15 March).
Zero carbon emissions target to be enshrined in UK law
The UK will enshrine in law a long-term goal of reducing its carbon emissions to zero, as called for in last year's historic Paris climate deal.
MPs launch fresh enquiry into UK's renewable heat and transport targets
The Energy and Climate Change Committee (ECC) of MPs has launched a new enquiry into the UK Government's progress - or apparent lack of it - on its self-imposed targets for meeting heat and transport demands from renewable energy sources.
Ed Miliband calls for law to make CO2 emissions target legally binding
Ed Miliband has assembled a group of cross-party MPs and campaigners to demand parliament enacts a law to to make the carbon emissions target agreed at the Paris climate talks legally binding.
Shadow Energy Minister calls for national CCS strategy
Shadow Energy Minister Alan Whitehead has renewed his calls for a national carbon capture and storage (CCS) strategy, following the Government's last-minute decision in November to axe a £1bn competition for CCS pilot projects.
UK's climate watchdog sticks with emissions reductions plan despite 'more ambitious' Paris agreement
The Government has been advised to stick with a 57% carbon emissions reduction target for the UK's fifth carbon budget, despite the recent Paris climate agreement outlining a greater global ambition.
Business leaders unite against Tories' zero-carbon homes U-turn
More than 200 businesses have put their names to a letter today (20 July) calling on Chancellor George Osborne to reconsider ending the Government's plans for zero-carbon homes.
Economy needs 'stable policies' to secure low-carbon future, says Aldersgate report
A new report from the Aldersgate Group has brought together voices from the economy, academia and civil society to spell out key priorities for meeting carbon targets.
UK failing to address climate change priorities, say MPs
Around 12,000 new UK homes are being built at flood risk every year due to a failing climate change adaptation plan, MPs have warned.
Energy efficiency 'vital' in offsetting rise in business energy costs
The industrial and commercial sectors could see a 30-45% increase on energy bills to 2030, according to latest projections from the independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC).
Autumn statement 2014: What it means for green business
"Britain is back on course," proclaimed George Osborne earlier today, but environmental announcements were in short supply as the Chancellor delivered his final Autumn Statement before the General Election.
Committee on Climate Change chair urges UK-EU co-operation on environment
Former Environment Minister and Committee on Climate Change chair Lord Deben has said that the UK must work closely with its European neighbours to help protect the environment.
Owen Paterson: Current energy policy 'a slave to flawed climate action'
Former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has delivered another controversial speech, this time arguing that the UK's current energy policy is not reducing emissions and providing the power the country needs.
Six renewable energy targets set for next UK Government
The renewable energy industry has united to launch a series of 'key tests' for the UK political parties ahead of the next General Election.
Maria Eagle MP pledges swift action on climate if Labour wins election
Shadow Environment Secretary Maria Eagle has vowed to make climate change a top priority for the Government if Labour gets voted into power at next year's general election.
Davey forces Osborne to back down over fourth carbon budget
The Chancellor has been forced to abandon his calls for the fourth carbon budget to be diluted after the Government announced today that, having listened to the business sector, the UK will retain the fourth carbon budget in its current form.
UK on track to miss carbon targets, climate change advisers warn
Government's flagship energy efficiency schemes are found wanting in report by Committee on Climate Change.
Friends of the Earth urge PM to 'give Owen Paterson the boot'
Hundreds of wellington boots have been dumped outside Defra's offices this morning (9 July) by Friends of the Earth campaigners calling on Prime Minister David Cameron to sack Environment Secretary Owen Paterson for his perceived failure to take climate change seriously.
Businesses with no climate change plan risk 'failure'
Businesses, particularly smaller companies, buildings and infrastructure such as transport networks, hospitals and water supplies are all ill-prepared for the extreme weather events related to climate change says a report released today.
Home insulation installs 'have collapsed because of UK policies'
Association for the Conservation of Energy says total number of energy efficiency measures has fallen 60% in the past year.
Scotland unveils 'package of measures' after missing carbon targets for third year in a row
The Scottish Government is finally waking up to the challenge of cutting carbon emissions after failing to hit targets set in the Climate Change Act for a third consecutive year.
RAC launches mobile electric vehicle charging unit
Breakdown service provider RAC is launching its first mobile electric charging system which can provide a stranded electric vehicle (EV) with enough power to travel 15 miles in less than half an hour of charging.
CCC report: Scotland's GHG emissions fell almost 10% in 2011
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Scotland fell by 9.9% in 2011, due to large reductions in the power and residential sectors, a report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) finds.
'Carbon bubble' poses serious threat to UK economy, MPs warn
Committee says government and Bank of England must not be complacent about the risks of overvaluing fossil fuel companies
Industry responds to CCC's Fourth Carbon Budget review
The majority of cross-sector businesses and organisations have backed the Committee on Climate Change's (CCC) review of the Fourth Carbon Budget, which concludes there is no basis to change the budget.
CCC: Little progress made on limiting flood risk
There has been limited progress on reducing flood risk in the UK and the rate of deployment would "have to increase by a factor of 20" if the cost effective potential is to be exploited, says the Committee on Climate Change.