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Energy

  • Energy Statistics - [Department of Energy and Climate Change - December 2012]
    The Department of Energy and Climate Change has released its December energy statistics, that allow an assessment to be made of trends in energy production, transformation and consumption in 2012. Read more
  • Energy Trends - [Department of Energy and Climate Change - December 2012]
    Energy Trends and Quarterly Energy Prices are produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on a quarterly basis. Both periodicals are published concurrently in June, September, December and March. Read more
  • Quarterly Energy Prices - [Department of Energy and Climate Change - December 2012]
    This is the forty-second issue of the ‘Quarterly Energy Prices’ publication, which covers the price data formerly included in ‘Energy Trends’ and the ‘Digest of UK Energy Statistics’. Read more
  • Energy Risk Management - [nPower - July 2011]
    Recent research of businesses from npower revealed that energy now presents a higher level of risk to organisations than health and safety, so it clearly needs to be managed effectively to negate those risks. Read more

Water

  • CDP Water Disclosure - Global Report - [Carbon Disclosure Project - 2010]
    Demand for water is projected to outstrip supply by a staggering 40 percent by 2030, and an estimated half the world’s population are likely to live in areas of high water stress by the same year. The impacts on water resources of population growth, rising per capita demand and climate change... Read more

Skills

  • Skills for a Low Carbon and Resource Efficient Economy - [Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Pro Enviro Ltd - March 2009]
    The intention of this research work was to undertake a wide ranging high level review of the current and relevant evidence relating to the skills implications of the transition to a low carbon and resource efficient economy (LCREE). Read more
  • Skills for a green economy - [HM Government - October 2011]
    This project on skills in the green economy results from recommendations made in the skills strategy for England, Skills for Sustainable Growth (November 2010). The report supplements the information relating to skills published as part of Enabling the Transition to a Green Economy (August 2011). Read more
  • Skills for Low Carbon Buildings - [Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) - 2009]
    Climate change brought about by man-made emissions of greenhouse gases has been identified as the greatest challenge facing human society at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Read more
  • HEE Skills Review - [prepared by Pro Enviro for the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes - April 2010]
    Domestic buildings account for 23% of the UK’s green house gas emissions. It is now accepted that greenhouse gas emissions from domestic buildings must be reduced. To achieve this, householders will need to undertake low carbon refurbishment or ‘eco-upgrades’ of their homes. Read more
  • Meeting the Low Carbon Skills Challenge - [Department of Energy and Climate Change; Pro Enviro Ltd - March 2010]
    A consultation on equipping people with the skills to take advantage of opportunities in the low carbon and resource efficient economy. Read more

Environment

  • Low Carbon Environmental Goods & Services (LCEGS) - Report for 2010/11 - [Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) - May 2012]
    This report updates the data available for the Low Carbon Environmental Goods and Services (LCEGS) sector for 2010/ 11 and is the fourth annual assessment of this sector. Read more
  • Industrial energy efficiency for sustainable wealth creation - [United Nations - Industrial Development Organization 2011]
    Since the Industrial Revolution and the introduction of steam power, industrialization has produced goods that have improved living standards around the world. The greater availability of a broader range of manufactured products has been based on a substantial expansion in the use of energy. Read more
  • Trade and Investment Analytical Papers - [Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) - January 2012]
    The many interactions between trade and the environment are of increasing interest to governments. This paper provides a short review of some of the main overlaps which have particular relevance for trade policy. Trade liberalisation can facilitate a more efficient use of resources, and promote the diffusion of environmental goods and technologies, supporting environmental policy objectives such as carbon emissions reductions. Read more

Climate Change

  • International Dimensions of Climate Change - [Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) - July 2011]
    The top level message of this Report is that the consequences for the UK of climate change occurring in other parts of the world could be as important as climate change directly affecting these shores. The UK will inevitably be affected by these global impacts, and will need to give careful consideration... Read more
  • International Dimensions of Climate Change - [Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC) - February 2011]
    UK Climate Change Sustainable Development Indicator: Read more
  • Reporting of greenhouse gas emissions meeting its climate change objectives - [Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) - November 2010]
    The UK has published guidance on how organisations should measure and report their greenhouse gas emissions in a transparent and comparable way. And we have now completed a review of the contribution that reporting of greenhouse gases by companies makes to the UK meeting its climate change objectives. Read more

Construction

  • Low Carbon Construction - [Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) - Autumn 2010]
    This is the final report of an Innovation and Growth Team (“IGT”), drawn from across the UK construction industry to consider how the UK construction industry can rise to the challenge of the low carbon agenda. It follows Emerging Findings published in March 2010, and builds on those findings, as charged by Mark Prisk MP, the Minister for Business and Enterprise in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; and the report has also been produced with the support DECC, CLG and DEFRA. Read more

Economy

  • Getting the measure of fuel poverty - [Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) - March 2012]
    In February 2012, as this report was being completed, official statistics showed that in 2010 UK carbon emissions rose for the first time in seven years, driven primarily by increased use of gas for heating homes during especially cold winter months. Read more

 

Modified 20/02/2013