05 Apr '12, 1am

Strong words from CCC on need to bring aviation and shipping into carbon budgets no excuse countenanced from govt

Any action other than bringing aviation and shipping emissions into the UK's carbon budgets would represent a retreat from the country's climate objectives, the government's emissions watchdog will say today. A new report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says the advent of emissions caps in the two sectors means there is no longer any valid reason why the government should continue to exclude them from the UK's rolling programme of carbon budgets when it makes a final decision on the issue later this year. FURTHER READING DECC launches £20m marine energy funding competition Government prepares blitz of clean energy announcements Shipping and aviation combined contribute around six per cent of total global emissions, but both are expected to rise substantially in the coming years. They were left out of the 2008 Climate Change Act, which mandates an 80 per cent cut i...

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