Lord Smith on climate change and the CCC report
In this podcast from edie, Chris Smith, Environment Agency Chairman talks to the Environmental Industries Commission. Unlike the usual blandishments you get from the ‘great and the good’, there is some greath stuff in here, including a brief review of the Climate Change Committee’s recent report detailing the ways the UK can meet a 80% cut in carbon emissions.
Speaking of the CCC report, I have only had a chance to quickly scan through the 500 plus pages of dense analysis, but I’ve copied the graphs showing proposed cuts below. What I find strange is the lack of contribution from industry given that so many of our industrial processes are incredibly energy inefficient. The report puts this down to limited ‘low or no cost options’, but given the costs of the massive decarbonisation of electricity generation required to fulfil this scenario, I believe that some of that money might be better spent driving down demand.