low carbon budget News

  • 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 ...

  • Britain`s commitment to a low-carbon economy survives budget cuts

    The British government today outlined a program of deep and wide-ranging budget cuts across every department, including those dealing with energy and climate change, environment, transport and business and innovation. But the government's commitment to becoming a world-leading low carbon economy remains intact. The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Low Carbon Technology Commercialisation

    Speech by Gregory Barker, Minister of State, on the role of measurement in the acceleration of green technologies. Originally given at 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London. This is a transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered. Good morning, it’s a real pleasure to be here today to talk about the opportunities and challenges in commercialising new low carbon ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • CBI calls for budget to include scrappage

    Renewed support for scrappage incentives and private finance initiative infrastructure projects has come from the CBI, ahead of the Government’s April Budget announcements. In letter to Chancellor Alistair Darling last week (18 March), CBI director general Richard Lambert said: “Fiscal policy should be used where appropriate to support the shift to a low carbon economy.” He called for a ...

  • We still need a step change to meet carbon budgets

    The Committee on Climate Change said today that a step change in the pace of underlying emissions reductions is still required if the UK is to meet its legislated carbon budgets - which require at least a 34% cut in emissions by 2020 relative to 1990 levels. The conclusions are set out in the Committee’s ...

  • 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

  • Baroness Verma speech on sustainability on a budget

    Thank you very much to Wolseley and The Plumb Centre for hosting such a fantastic event. It is a privilege to be addressing you this afternoon. The question we all need to ask ourselves is how to we do more to make ourselves energy efficient? What role do we play as consumers and also as industry to ensure that it happens? On Government’s part, we are committed to helping people ...

  • Low Carbon Heat Plans Revealed

    £25m for second phase of household voucher scheme Cost control plans set out for non-domestic renewable heat Timetable revealed for longer term support on household renewable heat A second phase of the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) scheme, which gives money off renewable technologies like biomass boilers, air and ground source heat pumps and solar ...

  • How to build a low carbon economy

    As Gordon Brown promises to plot a green route to recovery in this month’s Budget, which options will really deliver the best bang for buck and maximise carbon savings as well as employment opportunities? The answer lies in energy efficiency and support for technology innovation, argues Tom Delay, CEO of the Carbon Trust. As we lurch from banking crisis into economic recession, we desperately ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • A low carbon economy for Canada - Is it possible?

    The global transition to a low-carbon economy is underway and firms that supply low-carbon goods and services can thrive in this expanding market. But for Canada to thrive in a low-carbon context, governments need to act now to set the appropriate policy signals so that businesses can position themselves to be competitive and can tap into this market. These are the conclusions of a new report the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Defra welcomes budget funding for anaerobic digestion

    The Secretary of State for Environment Hilary Benn has welcomed the measures in the 2009 Budget  which encourage investment in low carbon jobs and anaerobic digestion. Chancellor Alistair Darling announced additional funding of £10 million of anaerobic digestion and waste infrastructure in the 2009 Budget (see MRW story). Benn said: “The Government is committed to reducing the amount of ...

  • Energy Department Presents FY16 Budget Request

    Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz detailed President Barack Obama’s $30 billion Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request for the Energy Department. This Budget continues the Administration’s efforts to invest in America’s future, making critical investments in research, energy and infrastructure that will help support continued economic growth and job ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • UK at forefront of a low carbon economic revolution

    A comprehensive plan to move the UK onto a permanent low carbon footing and to maximise economic opportunities, growth and jobs was published by the Government today. The UK Low Carbon Transition Plan plots out how the UK will meet the cut in emissions set out in the budget of 34% on 1990 levels by 2020. A 21% reduction has already been delivered – equivalent to cutting emissions entirely from ...

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