In its dying days, the Labour government bequeathed to its successors a rich mix of energy and climate targets, legislation and guidance. Most of this will survive in some form.
At the heart of UK climate and energy policy is the Climate Change Act 2008 and last summer’s Low Carbon Transition Plan. This aims at cutting UK greenhouse gas emissions by at least 34% by 2020 relative to 1990 and delivering a low carbon economy by 2050. Departmental carbon budgets have provided more detail on what is expected from each sector of the economy. (more…)
Organisations regulated under the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme should be looking beyond the first league table and thinking about how to stay with the leaders in the longer term.
This was the message from a recent seminar run by carbon research unit ENDS Carbon and the subject of an article I’ve written for the latest issue of the ENDS Report. Both companies are part of the Haymarket Media Group. (more…)
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