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  • Review of the Fourth Carbon Budget

    Today I can announce that, having concluded a detailed review, the Government will not be amending the Fourth Carbon Budget. The budget, which covers the period 2023 to 2027, will therefore stay at its existing level of 1950 MtCO2 equivalent. The decision I have taken is consistent with the advice of the Committee on Climate Change. It also reflects the views of the vast majority of businesses, ...

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  • UK proposes fourth carbon budget

    A limit on the total amount of greenhouse gases to be emitted by the UK between 2023 to 2027 has been proposed to cut Britain’s emissions by 50% from 1990 levels and highlighting the Government’s commitment to being the greenest government ever. Today's proposal, set out by Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne, is in line with advice from the independent Committee on ...

  • Chris Huhne article on the Fourth Carbon Budget

    Chris Huhne has written about why the Coalition Government has set an ambitious fourth carbon budget. The article appeared in the Germany newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on 4 July and the French newspaper Les Echos on 5 July. In fifteen years’ time, the UK’s net carbon emissions will have halved. This is no idle ambition: it is law. The Coalition Government has just ...

  • Fourth carbon budget: oral ministerial statement

    Introduction Mr Speaker, today I am announcing that the Government proposes to set an ambitious target in law to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with advice from the independent Committee on Climate Change. Rationale Signing up to an ambitious Fourth Carbon Budget will result in no additional costs to consumers during this parliament. We will ...

  • Government urged to introduce local carbon budgets

    The Government should introduce local carbon budgets to help ensure that councils play their part in tackling climate change, Friends of the Earth said today.  The call coincides with today's speech by Local Government Secretary John Denham which urges local councils to 'lead the way' in helping Britain meet its climate change commitments to drive down carbon emissions. Friends of the ...


  • UK government confirms fourth carbon budget

    The Government has today confirmed the UK will retain its fourth carbon budget in its current form, ending speculation that the target for the mid-2020s could be relaxed. A written ministerial statement from Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey was released mid-morning confirming the Fourth Carbon Budget would not be amended. Davey announced “Having concluded a detailed review, the ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • First carbon budget report card published

    The UK is on track to meet its first carbon budget, Energy and Climate Change Minister Joan Ruddock said today as the first ever annual emissions report under the carbon budgets system was presented to Parliament. Under the Climate Change Act, the UK has to report annually to Parliament on progress in meeting its carbon budgets. The UK has to cut its emissions by at least 34% by 2020, and by at ...

  • North America`s Carbon Budget Out of Balance

    North America's carbon budget is increasingly overwhelmed by human-caused emissions, according to the first 'State of the Carbon Cycle Report' for the continent, released online this week by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program. The interagency government report finds North America's emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide are greater than 25 percent of global emissions. The ...

  • Budget promotes green homes and cars

    Gordon Brown's 2007 Budget, widely heralded as green long before its publication on Tuesday, focused on energy efficient homes and cars but critics said it failed to seriously take on climate change. The chancellor chose to tackle building emissions with tax breaks on zero-carbon homes Demonstrating his 'carrots and sticks' approach to environmental policy the Chancellor announced a ...

  • CCC response to Huhne`s 4th Carbon Budget statement

    The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne, today made an oral statement to the House in which he announced that Government would accept the Committee's recommendations on the 4th Carbon Budget (2023-2027) in full. This will legislate a cut in emissions of 50% (on 1990 levels) by 2025 and will put the UK on track to meeting the 2050 target (an 80% reduction in emissions). ...


    By Statoil

  • Strict global carbon budget needed to tacke climate change - WWF report

    A strict global carbon budget between now and 2050 based on a fair distribution between rich and poor nations has the potential to prevent dangerous climate change and keep temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius, a new WWF report shows. The report, called “Sharing the effort under a global carbon budget”, is based on research, calculations and analysis by the consultancy ECOFYS and shows ...


    By WWF International

  • CHP can help deliver on legally binding targets of fifth carbon budget

    Combined heat and power (CHP) can make an important contribution to new legally binding carbon reduction targets approved by the UK government, says ENER-G. The fifth carbon budget passed into law during July and commits the UK to slashing CO2 emissions by 57 per cent between 2028 and  2032,  against 1990 levels.  One of its  key ...


    By ENER-G

  • Budget 2014: Key Energy Announcements

    The Chancellor today announced a package of reforms to "radically reduce" energy costs for businesses, especially manufacturers, pledging savings of up to £7 billion by 2018/19 for industry as well as households. George Osborne promised to cut the UK’s energy costs by “investing in new sources of energy: new nuclear power, renewables, and a shale gas revolution.” Osborne ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Ontario budget offers little for the environment

    The 2008 Ontario budget focuses primarily on improving Ontario’s struggling economy, but offers little for the environment. Most environmental funding initiatives announced are incremental or small components of larger plans aimed at strengthening specific sectors of Ontario’s economy. As part of the government’s plan to help the forest sector reposition itself near ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • UK proposes fourth carbon budget - emissions to be cut by 50% by 2025

    A plan to limit U.K. greenhouse gas emissons by 50% from 1990 levels between by 2027 has been proposed in line with the U.K. government's commitment to be the greenest government ever. The proposal, set out by Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne, is in line with advice from the independent Committee on Climate Change. It sets a fourth carbon budget of 1950 MtCO2e for the period that ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • NASA employs satellite data to calculate California`s carbon budget

    Calculating the greenhouse gas emissions from a city, state, or country is a tricky business, as the calculations must include comprehensive tabulations of energy use, land-use changes, industrial emissions, and other factors. However, a recent project from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) may point the way towards a future, simpler way. NASA employed its Terra satellite ...

  • Comparing like with like: insights into cross-sectoral carbon budgets

    Humans have a profound effect on the global carbon cycle by using large amounts of the Earth's resources. This takes place within several different sectors, including forestry, agriculture and fossil fuel extraction and consumption. Humans also have an impact on less intensively managed ecosystems such as peatlands, wetlands and permafrost. Although a great deal of knowledge and data are ...

  • Government approves fifth carbon budget but no aviation emissions plan

    The Government has today (30th June) approved the fifth carbon budget recommended by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). Each carbon budget covers a period of four years; the fifth budget will be from 2028-2032 (see ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • Blowing Our Carbon Budget – 60 Years Too Soon

    Results show carbon budget limits are now within the planning cycle of major infrastructure and business investment decisions increasing the risk of stranded assets. According to a new PwC analysis, the world is on track to blow the 2°C carbon budget, estimated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the next 89 years, within 21 years. This puts the world on a path ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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