The government is working at home and abroad to adapt to the effects of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by investing in low-carbon energy sources, improving fuel standards in cars and increasing energy efficiency wherever possible.

Policies 9

  1. Energy and climate change: evidence and analysis

    How evidence – research, appraisal, evaluation, projections, modelling and statistics – informs our energy and climate change policies.

  2. Transport emissions

    The government is taking steps to reduce carbon emissions from all forms of transport in the UK

  3. Household energy

    How we're helping households to save on their energy bills and supporting people in fuel poverty.

  4. Energy efficiency in buildings

    We need to reduce carbon emissions from buildings and make sure that planning policies help to protect and improve the environment.

  5. Greenhouse gas emissions

    We're moving the UK to a more efficient, low-carbon economy to meet our legally binding climate change targets.

See all 9 policies

Detailed guides

  1. Sustainability standards for electricity generation from biomass

    How you must report on sustainability for biomass and biogas electricty generation, if you generate over 50KW. Read more

  2. Standard Assessment Procedure

    Guidance on how buildings will be SAP energy assessed under the Green Deal and on recent changes to incentivise low carbon developments. Read more

  3. Climate change agreements

    How climate change agreements (CCAs) work, who is eligible for a CCA, and sector associations with CCAs. Read more

  4. Setting up a climate change agreement (CCA)

    How to apply for a climate change agreement (CCA), information you need to provide when you apply, and charges you will need to pay. Read more

  5. Local authorities and the Green Deal

    Guidance for local authorities in delivering the Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) in their communities. Read more