Committee on Climate Change to publish net-zero blueprint in December

Posted: September 1, 2020 by oldbrew in alarmism, climate, Emissions, government, net zero
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It should make interesting reading if they include realistic costings. That may be over-optimistic though, as is the idea that they have anything useful to say about why they think all the upheaval is needed at all. As for COP26, flying 30,000 climate alarmists to Glasgow to complain about ’emissions’ says it all about their blatant hypocrisy.
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The Committee on Climate Change has revealed plans to publish a blueprint for achieving net-zero ahead of the landmark COP26 climate summit next year, reports EnergyVoice.

Dozens of delegates from the clean energy sector met virtually for the first day of Scottish Renewables Annual Conference 2020 earlier to discuss what needs to happen in order to meet climate targets post-Covid-19.

Among them was Chris Stark, chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change, who confirmed the public body would be releasing a plan to axe carbon emissions in the coming years.

The report will be released around a year before the landmark COP26 climate conference in Glasgow.

Around 30,000 politicians and environmental campaigners from around the world are due to take to the SEC in November next year for the UN summit.

The event will be the most important round of talks since world leaders agreed the Paris Agreement to establish climate ambitions in 2015.

It was originally due to take place this year but was put on hold due to coronavirus.

Mr Stark said: “In December my institution is going to give much more detail about how we see that transition taking place. We’re going to give our advice on what’s called the UK’s 6th carbon budget.

“We’re going to be spelling out, for the first time ever, a full pathway to net-zero in the UK and in Scotland. That means in every sector we’ll have the deployment information, the investment numbers, the costs and crucially also the benefits.

“We’re going to be publishing this work around a year before COP26 in Glasgow and I hope that it will light the blue touch paper ahead of 2021.”

Full report here.

Comments
  1. oldbrew says:

    a full pathway to net-zero in the UK and in Scotland

    Good one. The Scot Nats will like that, but their desired next referendum is some way off yet.

    Update: Spoke too soon 😎

    SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 / 6:27 PM
    Scottish nationalists announce plans for new independence referendum
    https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-scotland-independence/scottish-nationalists-announce-plans-for-new-independence-referendum-idUKKBN25S5U4

    But the ‘plans’ have to be approved by the UK gov’t and they won’t be, or at least that’s what they say.

  2. JB says:

    Consequences. Consequences. Consequences.

    Planners, Reformers. Ideologues. “The Indirect Approach to Despotism”

  3. Ian W says:

    I wonder if the pathway to net-zero will include replacing all the ICE vehicles with EVs and them driving as many miles? The current rolling blackouts in California are a salutory lesson to these dreamers. California, supposedly the 6th largest economy, survives by importing energy over interconnectors to baseload power in neighbouring states. This will get worse when the last 3 baseload power generation stations are decommissioned. UK will similarly rely on interconnectors to Europe that may or may not be available after Brexit.

  4. stpaulchuck says:

    OH… I thought he said Nut Zero, aka Michael Mann and Mann-made global warming.

  5. ivan says:

    No matter what it says it will be nothing but groupthink pandering to the green lobby that want to take the country back to the 1700s but they don’t realise they will have to go back as well.

    I assume there will not be any facts and actual real world costs in said blueprint because they don’t have a clue – the not having a clue is obvious because they are talking about ‘net-zero’ which is impossible if the world and country is to survive.

  6. oldbrew says:

    Radical New Climate Targets Will Save EU Economy, Timmermans Claims
    Date: 02/09/20 EurActiv

    The European Commission will table proposals next month to raise the EU’s climate target for 2030, amid warnings from Eastern countries to safeguard jobs and growth from the coronavirus fallout.

    But Timmermans seemed to push back on those claims. “The cost of climate action may be high but it is dwarfed by the cost of inaction,” the Dutchman said in reference to storms, floods and heatwaves which are becoming more frequent and taking a heavy toll on the economy.

    “The Green Deal is Europe’s new growth strategy,” the Commission vice-president underlined, repeating the EU executive’s new mantra that economic growth and environmental policies “go hand in hand”.

    https://www.thegwpf.com/radical-new-climate-targets-will-save-eu-economy-timmermans-claims/
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    storms, floods and heatwaves which are becoming more frequent and taking a heavy toll on the economy

    More frequent compared to what? He must be having a laugh if he thinks EU renewables are going to make any difference to the weather. Or he is hopelessly deluded like a lot of his ilk.

  7. Phoenix44 says:

    Benefits? There are no benefits. If there were, we would just get on and do the things. The only question is whether once we start to see the terrible effects of this lunacy we can reverse course.

  8. Phoenix44 says:

    To add, will the government undertake any kind of external, independent analysis of these mad plans? If not, why not?

  9. oldbrew says:

    The argument seems to be that failing to spend a fortune on greencrap will result in terrible weather wrecking the economy 🙄

    But the supposed cure will be far worse than the imaginary disease.

  10. Gamecock says:

    ‘The Committee on Climate Change has revealed plans to publish a blueprint for achieving net-zero ahead of the landmark COP26 climate summit next year’

    Wat? Landmark ?!?!

    ‘a blueprint for achieving net-zero’

    This I gotta see! They will have a plan to do the impossible!

  11. oldbrew says:

    29/08/2020 · ‘A blueprint for something is a plan or set of proposals that shows how it is expected to work.’
    https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/blueprint
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    Expectations are one thing, reality may differ…

    FT: Appetite for electric cars in UK wanes as pandemic squeezes finances
    02/09/20

    Consumers less willing or able to stump up for the cost of buying battery cars, says Auto Trader
    . . .
    An Auto Trader survey in January found 16% of respondents were planning to buy a battery-only car. This figure fell to 4% in a survey in August

    https://www.ft.com/content/d7de7885-a692-42ac-8171-676c8aecfe94

  12. oldbrew says:

    Press Release: Government launches review into future offshore oil and gas licensing regime

    Review will form part of aim to lead the way on tackling climate change and achieving net zero emissions by 2050

    Published 3 September 2020
    From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP
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    CO2 was 0.03% of the atmosphere two centuries ago, now it’s 0.04%. Most so-called ‘greenhouse gas’ is water vapour anyway, usually 2-4% of the atmosphere. The Government has no clue 👎

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