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What is the fifth carbon budget and what are the UK's next steps?

Guest blog by Alex White, Policy Officer at the Aldersgate Group Amid the ongoing political turmoil following the Brexit vote the government accepted the UK’s fifth carbon budget yesterday. Following the Committee on Climate Change’s recommendations, this set a target for the UK’s emissions between...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Fri, 01/07/2016 - 16:12

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Heat is on over technology targets

The WWF has called on the UK Government to put its weight behind green heating. In the Warm homes, not warm words report, the campaign group has put forward a case for the Committee on Climate Change’s ambitious low carbon heating recommendations to be viewed as a realistic proposition. It calls...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 15/12/2014 - 09:20

15/12/2014

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The power of wind in the energy debate

Wind power, both onshore and offshore, is an important part of our energy make-up, today and tomorrow. There is a broad agreement on this; but this fact has not prevented suggestions of a discrepancy on the extent of necessary investment in the onshore form of wind between key influencers. The...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 02/06/2014 - 08:45

02/06/2014

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Reasons to be cheerful? Sustainable energy and the UK

The respected Committee on Climate Change suggests that Britain may struggle to meet its climate targets in the 2020s. Looked at another way, though, it also says we will likely make the carbon reduction goal for 2017 – it’s rather that the committee feels a ‘policy gap’ might cause the ball that’s...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 15/07/2013 - 08:40

15/07/2013

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