Climate Change Programme 2006
The 2006 Programme includes measures that are projected to reduce CO2 emissions to 15-18% below 1990 levels by 2010 and work towards the longer-term goal to reduce carbon emissions by 60% by 2050, as set out in 2003's Energy White Paper.
Energy Efficiency Measures include:
- maintain a strong package of support, advice and information measures to help businesses improve their energy efficiency
- continue to use the climate change levy and associated climate change agreements to encourage businesses to improve the efficiency with which they use energy
- continue the significant improvements made and update the Building Regulations in April 2006 to raise energy standards of new build and refurbished buildings
- introduce the Code for Sustainable Homes.
On transportation, the Programme will work strongly to achieve further commitments from vehicle manufacturers to improve fuel efficiency.
Reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 20% below 1990 levels by 2010