Dash for gas will bust carbon budget
The UK will not meet its legally-binding CO2 reduction targets if gas plays a central role in electricity generation past 2030, the climate change committee (CCC) has warned DECCIn an open letter to energy secretary Ed Davey, Lord Deben, the newly appointed chair of the CCC, took the government to task over a statement in July that said it saw gas as playing an “important rol
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The UK government has earmarked £5.5bn for a new Energy Bills Discount Scheme over one year, which is far less than the £18bn in support given for six months under the previous scheme.
One of the world’s leading climate physicists has again called for new regulation forcing the fossil fuel industry to carry out large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS).