Climate Change Act: Has 10 years of policy certainty driven decarbonisation?

A decade after the passage of the Climate Change Act 2008 set a global precedent, Paul Hatchwell looks at the successes and lessons from the UK’s fundamental, albeit uneven, shift towards a low-carbon economy

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Renewable energy is a UK success story

Ten years ago, UK climate policy changed beyond recognition with the passage of the landmark Climate Change Act 2008 (CCA) and its counterpart in Scotland that was intended to galvanise government and every sector of the economy into action. 

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