Category Archives: Greenhouse gas targets

Nuclear CHP: why settle for less?

An intriguing title for a blog I hope you’ll agree. Firstly let me say that I’m not a fan of nuclear power. I’m concerned about the safety, the cost, the waste disposal issues and the fact that it’s not renewable. … Continue reading

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Is Consumption Modelling inherently superior to Production Modelling?

The point is continually made that pure consumption modelling, whilst being possibly more difficult to do than a mixed approach or pure production approach, is inherently superior. I would like to question this. Continue reading

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Carbon reduction targets – looking forwards or backwards?

This entry looks at modelling the 34% 2020 greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target set to an adjusted CO2 only 2005 baseline. The target adjustment formula is given below: The UK Greenhouse Gas Inventory, 1990 to 2005 Annual Report for submission … Continue reading

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The UK Housing Context

Why retrofit technology is important to the UK The UK government is committed, via the Climate Change Act and the Carbon Budgets, to a 34% greenhouse gas emissions reduction target by 2020, and 80% by 2050, based on 1990 levels … Continue reading

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Should urban and rural local authorities have the same CO2 reduction target?

Following on from my Blog entry ‘Setting carbon reduction targets – What does 34% mean for housing, workplaces and transport’, this blog adds to the discussion around the suitability of different Local Authorities to uniform target setting, I’ll be asking … Continue reading

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Setting carbon reduction targets – What does 34% mean for housing, workplaces and transport?

The Low Carbon Transition Plan (LCTP) is the central government plan for meeting and exceeding the carbon budget targets outlined in the Climate Change Act. Although it was published before the election the policies within it have largely been retained … Continue reading

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What emissions have UK Local Authorities been measuring against? NI186

The Climate Change Act 2008 establishes a long-term framework to tackle climate change. The act aims to encourage the transition to a low-carbon economy in the UK through unilateral legally binding emissions reduction targets. This means a reduction of at … Continue reading

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