News of the latest report by the Committee on climate change, courtesy of the Low Carbon Communities Network newsletter…
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is an independent body established under the Climate Change Act to advise the UK Government on setting carbon budgets, and to report to Parliament on the progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Their second report came out last week. It points out that UK greenhouse gas emissions fell by 1.9% in 2008 and 8.6% in 2009, but that this was mainly due to the recession and factors such as fuel price rises.
However, little by little, the renewables sector is building…. (but not fast enough!). They point out that we need to move from less than 1 GW new wind capacity added in 2009 toover 3 GW on average annually (mostly off-short) in third budget .
The report, along with a useful technical powerpoint, is at www.theccc.org.uk/.