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  • The UK government must confront the transformation in land use across the UK in order to become a net zero economy by 2050, according to a new report: Land use: Policies for a Net Zero UK, published by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in its first ever in-depth advice on agricultural policies.&...

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  • Industry association RenewableUK is highlighting statistics which show that the amount of new onshore wind generating capacity built last year fell to an even lower level than the year before largely because government policy does not currently support the development of onshore wind farms. I...

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  • The government has set out its response to recent recommendations from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) with plans to do more to tackle climate change and an ambitious plan to accelerate the decarbonisation of transport. The governments new Environment Bill outlines proposals to strengthe...

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  • This is the Committees sixth report on Scotlands progress towards meeting emission reduction targets, as requested by Scottish Ministers under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.In addition to assessing the most recent emissions reductions, the report also:assesses the Scottish Governments dr...

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  • "The Climate Change Act (2008, the Act) requires the Committee to provide advice to the Government about the appropriate level for each carbon budget (sequential five-year caps on GHGs) on the path to the long-term target. To date, in line with advice from the Committee, five carbon budgets have b...

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  • The Climate Change and Energy Group (CCEG) of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office works closely with the DTI and DEFRA to deliver UK climate and energy policy internationally. The international energy challenge is to maintain access to secure and affordable energy supplies while mitigating the effec...

  • China added 42.9 GW of net new coal generating capacity between the start of 2018 and June 2019, while the rest of the world decreased its coal power capacity by 8.1 GW, according to figures from Global Energy Monitor (GEM), an NGO that tracks fossil fuel infrastructure. Researchers warn that t...

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  • The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) was created in October 2008, to bring together:* energy policy (previously with BERR, which is now BIS - the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills[External link]), and* climate change mitigation policy (previously with Defra - the Departmen...

  • How can the oil and gas sector react to the climate change emergency in a credible and impactful way? Unfortunately, there are no easy answers.

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