On Friday, the Committee on Climate Change was supposed to advise the government on how tightly it should cap carbon emissions under the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme when full cap-and-trade is introduced in 2013. 

Except that it didn’t. It said the emissions trading phase should instead be scrapped to make the scheme simpler. The ENDS Report explores the committee’s recommendations in a recent article. (more…)