CCC: “Dramatic shift” in Government policies needed to tackle climate change

Yesterday, the Climate Change Committee (CCC) published its new report, ‘Reducing UK emissions – 2018 Progress Report to Parliament’, the 10th statutory report to Parliament under the Climate Change Act.  Taking stock of progress over the last 10 years, the CCC says the Government must learn the lessons of the last decade if it is to meet its legally-binding targets. It highlights that the public face an unnecessarily expensive deal to make the shift to a low-carbon economy unless the Government urgently puts policies back on track to meet emissions targets. Amongst other things, the CCC highlights that the failure to prioritise low cost options for emissions reductions, such as onshore wind, is penalising customers.

Click here to read Sandy Abrahams’ article, just published by LexisNexis:Dramatic shift’ in government priorities needed to tackle climate change

Click here to read the CCC’s report. Reducing UK emissions – 2018 Progress Report to Parliament