Since the last Briefing Note on climate change and renewable energy, there has been a flurry of activity.
The National Policy Statement on Renewable Energy Infrastructure (the Renewables NPS) is intended to provide guidance to developers seeking consent under the Planning Act 2008 to construct renewable energy infrastructure. In light of Government policies pointing to renewable energy as a key element in achieving targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 by 2020 and 80 by 2050, the Renewables NPS will play an important role in guiding the private sector's decisions regarding the development of, and investments in, new renewable energy infrastructure.
This is entry number 190, first published on 24 November 2010, of a blog on the implementation of the Planning Act 2008.
The budget cuts were announced in the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) by a government that claims to be "the Greenest Government Ever" and so it is legitimate to compare that claim with the impact of the cuts on the renewables sector.
On 20 October 2010, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, set out the Government's four-year public spending plans in the Spending Review 2010.
This is entry number 157, first published on 26 August 2010, of a blog on the implementation of the Planning Act 2008.
This is entry number 124, first published on 16 April 2010, of a blog on the implementation of the Planning Act 2008.
Defra and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have jointly published voluntary guidance on how corporates can measure and report their direct and indirect emissions of GHG and set reduction targets.
In preparing for the Copenhagen international climate change negotiations, the UK Government has just launched a suite of policy statements and proposals for our transition to a low carbon economy.
On 5 June 2009, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), in conjunction with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), published draft guidance on how to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions.