The low carbon agenda

At its simplest level, the low carbon agenda is about using less energy (emitting less carbon as a consequence) and generating the energy we do use from renewable or sustainable sources. There are a number of international and national targets designed to move us along the right track towards a low carbon economy.

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pdf Current File size: 1MB Published Date: 28/11/2019
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pdf Current Zero Carbon Homes (HCL) Originally released in April 2016, this updated report covers proposals for zero carbon homes and the government's decision not to proceed with the scheme announced in July 2015. File size: 320KB Published Date: 10/05/2016 Download
pdf Current Public attitudes tracking survey: wave 17 DECC survey results from interviews with households on matters such as domestic and renewable heat, energy security, renewable technologies, and geological disposal facilities. Wave 17 includes a new question on fracking. File size: 268KB Published Date: 28/04/2016 Download
pdf Current Zero Carbon Homes (HCL) Proposals for zero carbon homes and the Government's decision not to proceed with the scheme announced in July 2015. File size: 301KB Published Date: 28/04/2016 Download
pdf Current Efficient energy policy - How to encourage improvements in domestic (Policy Exchange) This report suggests that home-buyers would buy more energy efficient properties if Stamp Duty was directly linked to the energy performance of a home. File size: 431KB Published Date: 15/03/2016 Download
pdf Current Insights from Social Housing Projects This is a report from National Energy Foundation: the suitability of some types of energy-saving technology for affordable housing projects is being questioned by the Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) program. More than two-thirds of analyzed dwelling units had heat recovery ventilation, eliciting almost the highest rate of building service issues among 25 evaluated technologies. File size: 2MB Published Date: 03/02/2016 Download
pdf Current A guide to implementing Energy Savings Opportunities (DECC) Produced in collaboration with the Carbon Trust, this documents has been developed to support businesses in implementing the energy saving opportunities identified from ESOS assessments. File size: 3MB Published Date: 13/01/2016 Download
pdf Current Towards a smart energy system (DEFRA) This report sets out how smart, more flexible energy solutions could help us meet the challenges our energy system faces as we seek to power our economy and decarbonise cost-effectively. File size: 709KB Published Date: 17/12/2015 Download
pdf Current Solar farms: funding, planning and impacts This paper sets out recent policy updates and issues related to funding, the planning process and agricultural issues for solar farm developments. The majority of government policies relating to solar farms are devolved. Following a large number of recent and proposed changes to polices which apply to England, England is the main focus of this paper, unless stated otherwise. File size: 1MB Published Date: 17/12/2015 Download
pdf Current Towards zero carbon housing futures (ESRC document) An examination of British volume housebuilders’ preparations for 2016 zero carbon housing policy and recommendations for future policy development. Brought to you by the Economic and Social research Council at the University of Sheffield. File size: 682KB Published Date: 07/12/2015 Download
pdf Current The NextGeneration annual sustainability benchmark 2015 NextGeneration is an annual sustainability benchmark of the 25 largest homebuilders in the UK. It enables homebuilders, government, registered providers (RPs), investors, employees and the public to understand the sustainability of homebuilders’ operations and the new homes they build. File size: 23MB Published Date: 07/12/2015 Download
pdf Current Community resilience to climate change - an evidence review (JRF report) How is the resilience of communities to climate change in the UK currently understood and practised? The concept of community resilience to climate change in the UK has a diverse range of meanings and associated activities. File size: 4MB Published Date: 17/11/2015 Download
pdf Current Greenhouse gas emissions - social indicators Provisional results show that UK emissions of greenhouse gases stood at 520 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2014. The recession caused a particularly large fall in emissions in 2009, but there were similarly large falls in 2011 and 2014. File size: 41KB Published Date: 16/11/2015 Download
pdf Current The weather - social indicators page 2014 was the warmest year on record for the UK -what exactly was the weather like over the past 12 months? File size: 48KB Published Date: 16/11/2015 Download
pdf Current Public attitudes tracking survey: wave 15 DECC survey results from interviews with households on matters such as domestic and renewable heat, energy security, renewable technologies, and geological disposal facilities. File size: 166KB Published Date: 10/11/2015 Download
pdf Current Low carbon homes evaluation report - Hanham Hall (Barratt Homes) Hanham Hall is an exemplar energy efficient housing scheme north east of Bristol which was originally part of the government’s Carbon Challenge to build zero carbon homes. File size: 876KB Published Date: 09/11/2015 Download
pdf Current Environmental and sustainability metrics briefing This briefing from the National Audit Office gives a high-level overview of the range of metrics that government uses to assess and report on sustainable development and environmental protection, and how these compare with good practice principles for a performance management framework. File size: 621KB Published Date: 03/11/2015 Download
pdf Current After the Green Deal - Empowering people and places to improve their homes ResPublica, in partnership with Age UK, The Mineral Wool Insulation Manufacturers Association and the Energy Bill Revolution, sets out its recommendations for energy efficiency policy. File size: 683KB Published Date: 25/09/2015 Download
pdf Current Electric Heating-Alternative Heating Part Two Delivery In part two of this guide from energy company Adecoe is intended to provide detailed information so that you can build your approach and make key choices in dealing with electrically heated homes. File size: 1MB Published Date: 15/09/2015 Download
pdf Current Heat meter accuracy testing (DECC) - September 2015 This report presents the findings from a research project commissioned to evaluate how accurate heat meters are when subject to installation and other errors, and to provide a robust evidence base to be able to assess errors. File size: 4MB Published Date: 15/09/2015 Download
pdf Current Evaluation of the in-situ performance of Biomass Boilers Includes a small section on domestic installations File size: 6MB Published Date: 02/09/2015 Download
pdf Current Smart metering implementation programme - 31 July 2015 This is the government response to the consultation published in March on the Smart Metering Rollout Strategy. File size: 533KB Published Date: 31/07/2015 Download
pdf Current Alert - Government says no more funding for Green Deal The Department of Energy & Climate Change announced on 23 July 2015 that there will be 'no further funding to the Green Deal Finance Company', claiming it was to protect taxpayers and 'in light of low take-up and concerns about industry standards'. File size: 94KB Published Date: 23/07/2015 Download
pdf Current Energy trends section 6 - renewables A brief report detailing UK energy trends. File size: 100KB Published Date: 13/07/2015 Download
pdf Current A brighter, more secure future: low carbon priorities This report from Aldersgate Group sets out key policy recommendations for the government that will help the UK meet its carbon targets on time, on budget and in a way that will deliver economic benefits. File size: 1MB Published Date: 06/07/2015 Download
pdf Current Climate Change and Business Survival Anglia Ruskin University's Global Sustainability Institute and Mott MacDonald have published this report making clear that building climate resilience is essential to future business survival - and that doing so will also bring commercial opportunity. File size: 3MB Published Date: 26/06/2015 Download
pdf Current Environmental performance review 2014/15 (Shift standard) This report, which collected data from landlords accredited with the SHIFT sustainability standard, looked at the progress made since 2012 on a host of measures. File size: 2MB Published Date: 11/06/2015 Download
pdf Current Zero Carbon Homes Policy & Allowable Solutions (HCA presentation) The HCA held a housing design seminar at Wolfson College in Cambridge on 21 May 2015. File size: 1MB Published Date: 10/06/2015 Download
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