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The Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions Annual Target Report for 2014

Published: 31 Oct 2016
Part of:
Environment and climate change
ISBN:
9781786525260

A report required under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 providing detail on the annual climate change emissions reduction targets.

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29 page PDF

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Contents
The Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions Annual Target Report for 2014
Footnotes

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Footnotes

1. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2009/12/contents

2. The basket of greenhouse gases covered by the Climate Change (Scotland) Act comprises carbon dioxide ( CO 2), methane ( CH 4) and nitrous oxide ( N 2O), for which the baseline is 1990; and hydrofluorocarbons ( HFCs), perfluorocarbons ( PFCs), sulphur hexafluoride ( SF 6), and nitrogen trifluoride ( NF 3), for which the baseline is 1995.

3. The Climate Change (Annual Targets) (Scotland) Order 2010, SSI 2010 no. 359: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2010/359/contents/made

4. The Climate Change (Annual Targets) (Scotland) Order 2011, SSI 2011 no. 353: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2011/353/contents/made

5. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/06/2307

6. http://naei.defra.gov.uk/reports/reports?report_id=894

7. The Climate Change (Annual Targets) (Scotland) Order 2010, SSI 2010 no. 359: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2010/359/contents/made

8. Figures may not sum due to rounding.

9. The Climate Change (Additional Greenhouse Gas) (Scotland) Order 2015 ( http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2015/197/pdfs/ssi_20150197_en.pdf ) adds nitrogen trifluoride ( NF 3) to the basket of greenhouse gases covered by the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.

10. http://naei.defra.gov.uk/

11. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/06/2307

12. http://naei.defra.gov.uk/reports/reports?report_id=894

13. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/digest-of-uk-energy-statistics-dukes#2016

14. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/06/2307

15. Figures may not sum due to rounding.

16. http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0042/00426339.pdf

17. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Environment/Publications/ghgrevisions

18. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Environment/climatechange/AnnualTargetReport2012

19. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/10/8032

20. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/06/1939

21. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/06/2307

22. If an amount mentioned in subsection 3(a) or subsection (5)(a) or (b) for an earlier period requires to be adjusted, the report must explain why the adjustment is required; specify the adjustment required; and state the adjusted amount (section (34(8) of Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009).

23. Ibid.

24. Carbon units are emissions allowances that represent 1 tCO 2e each. The types of units specified are internationally recognised and are monitored and tracked under United Nations and European Union rules. The units are subject to significant scrutiny and are accepted as representing genuine and verifiable emissions reductions.

25. The Regulations were made in 2010, and subsequently amended in 2015 and 2016.

26. Figures may not sum due to rounding.

27. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2011/440/contents/made

28. Figures may not sum due to rounding.

29. For the purpose of calculating the domestic effort target, Section 8(3) of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 stipulates that the use of carbon units through the operation of the EU ETS is treated as though it is a reduction in "net Scottish emissions".

30. Ibid.

31. Sourced from SEPA analysis.

32. If (E - F) is positive, carbon units are credited to the NSEA, thus reducing its level.

33. If (E - F) is negative, carbon units are debited from the NSEA, thus increasing its level.

34. The activity of fixed installations accounts for 4,486,751 tCO2e of the total credit. The activity of domestic aviation accounts for 60,372 tCO2e of the total credit. The activity of international aviation accounts for 271,270 tCO2e of the total credit.

35. Figures may not sum due to rounding.

36. http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0042/00426339.pdf

37. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Environment/Publications/ghgrevisions

38. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Environment/climatechange/AnnualTargetReport2012

39. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/10/8032

40. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/06/2307

41. Published by the former Department for Energy and Climate Change ( DECC). The data are available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/energy-trends-december-2015-special-feature-article-electricity-generation-and-supply-figures-for-scotland-wales-northern-ireland-and-england-2. Note: Gross consumption is calculated by subtracting net exports from the total generation figure.

42. Ibid.

43. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/06/2307

44. 2022 is chosen as it is considered plausible for generation consented in 2014 to become operational by this date. The results assume that all projects are operating for the full calendar year.

45. Statistics on the number of consented projects in 2014 have come from Marine Scotland and Scottish Government Energy Consents and Deployment Unit.

46. Ibid.

47. Published by the former Department for Energy and Climate Change ( DECC). The data are available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/energy-trends-december-2015-special-feature-article-electricity-generation-and-supply-figures-for-scotland-wales-northern-ireland-and-england-2

48. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2016/46/contents/made

49. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Environment/Publications/EUETScap2014


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