The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in the United Kingdom published its response to its "Consultation on proposals to enhance the
There has been much media coverage of the UN Climate Summit in Doha (COP 18) and the progress towards a global agreement in respect of greenhouse gas emissions reduction which has been termed “modest” by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (“DECC”).
On 7 September 2012, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) launched a two-part consultation outlining proposals to improve the sustainability criteria (Part A of the consultation) and change the support levels for biomass plants (Part B of the consultation) under the Renewables Obligation (RO).
On 27 March 2012 the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) published long awaited proposals to simplify the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC), the mandatory UK-wide scheme in respect of carbon emissions.
Regulations may be introduced within the next four years to ensure rented properties, both commercial and domestic, meet minimum energy efficiency standards.
The approval version of the Overarching Energy NPS (EN-1) was laid before Parliament on 23 June 2011 following the conclusion of the second consultation on the revised draft in January 2011.
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.
DECC has issued useful new guidance for UK participants in Joint Implementation (JI) and Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) greenhouse gas emissions reduction projects, under the Kyoto Protocol.
British Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne announced May 17 that the government will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent from 1990 levels by 2027.
This is entry number 242, published on 18 May 2011, of a blog on the Planning Act 2008 infrastructure planning and authorisation regime.