29 Jun '12, 7am

'Damning' report from Committee on Climate Change slates government failure to act on UK carbon targets

Only a fraction of the drop in greenhouse gas emissions recorded last year was a result of carbon-cutting measures, the government's climate advisors will report today, fuelling fears that the country is in danger of breaching its legally-binding carbon budgets. FURTHER READING Government reveals surge in UK renewable energy generation Plans for carbon-capture power station abandoned Although greenhouse gas output fell seven per cent last year , the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) calculates in its fourth progress report that most of the reduction is due to a relatively mild winter, a fall in real earnings, and rising fuel and energy prices. It argues emission reductions of just 0.8 per cent can be attributed to direct actions, such as investment in renewable energy or building insulation programmes, leaving the UK needing a four-fold increase in carbon reduction measure...

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