The report says the recommended United Kingdom target of "zero net emissions" by 2050 can be done and the costs are "manageable" - while the action would spur other developed economies to follow our example, according to the committee's 600 page report into what the country can and should be doing to tackle global warming.
Lawrence Slade, Energy UK's CEO, was particularly optimistic in his response to the new report, stating: "Our sector has already significantly reduced its emissions (56%) since the Climate Change Act passed in 2008 and we believe that with sufficient funding and policy frameworks supporting low carbon technologies, the power sector could reach net-zero emissions before that date".
Lord Howard of Lympne, who was leader of the opposition from 2003 to 2005 and secretary of state for environment when the first United Nations climate change framework was agreed in 1992, said: "Now the science is clear that we must go further, and adopt a net zero emissions target by 2050, if not earlier".
The CCC says current government plans to require all new cars sold from 2040 onwards to have zero emissions - banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars - are too soft. This, it is stated, would be supported by increasing recycling rates to 70 per cent across the whole of the United Kingdom by 2025 and reducing food waste "as far as possible" - the report estimates that 70 per cent of the 10 million tonnes of food wasted every year after it leaves the farm is thrown away in households.
Furthermore, these costs could be more than offset by the huge amounts of money Britain could make from leading a green revolution - exporting low-carbon products and services such as electric vehicles, finance and engineering and technology to capture and storage CO2 to the rest of the world, the report concludes.
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"A policy gap, however, now exists to bring forward new power generation technologies in the 2020's".
The foundations for a net-zero emissions economy have already been laid, the committee said.
The new report updates the CCC's previous advice, which had found a net-zero target was not realistic.
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Such an increase would mean between 540 and 645TWh of low carbon power on the system, a significant leap from the 155TWh the United Kingdom boasts today.
However, Green MSP Mark Ruskell said this was not ambitious enough. The Committee has set out a clear route map for how to tackle transport emissions, from stronger ambition on electric cars and vans, further encouragement of walking, cycling and public transport to avoid auto dependency, and a rolling programme of rail electrification - measures we support'.
They can improve the energy efficiency of their homes, as well as setting thermostats no higher than 19C, and consider installing low-carbon heating systems.
"While this is a massive body of important and credible work, it needs to inject more urgency".
Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said: "There is a global climate emergency and people across Scotland have been calling, rightly, for more ambition to tackle it and safeguard our planet for future generations".
Mr Kiely stressed that every government around the world should aim to get to net-zero as soon as possible.
You can read the full CCC report, "Net Zero: The UK's contribution to stopping global warming", on the CCC website. "Hydrogen should be added to the gas grid".
"Many SMEs are now able to deliver energy efficiency measures but could be reluctant to invest after previous changes in Government policy, such as the Green Deal and the Feed-in-Tariff." . Gas and electricity networks also need to be fully on board with this transition and their regulated profit base should reflect progress on decarbonisation.