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Scottish greenhouse gas emissions annual target report: 2015

Published: 31 Oct 2017
Part of:
Environment and climate change
ISBN:
9781788512534

This is a report required under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009. It provides detail on the annual climate change emissions reduction targets.

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Scottish greenhouse gas emissions annual target report: 2015
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 (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O), for which the baseline is 1990; and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), and nitrogen trifluoride (NF3), 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 The Climate Change (Annual Targets) (Scotland) Order 2016, SSI 2016 No. 328

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2016/328/contents/made

6 http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/06/9254

7 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2010/359/contents/made

9 Figures may not sum due to rounding.

10 The Climate Change (Additional Greenhouse Gas) (Scotland) Order 2015 (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2015/197/introduction/made) adds nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) to the basket of greenhouse gases covered by the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.

11 http://naei.beis.gov.uk/

12 http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/06/9254

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

15 http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/06/9254

16 http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Environment/climatechange/meetingemissionstargets/reportingonprogress

17 Figures may not sum due to rounding.

18 http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/10/7938

19 http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/06/9986

20 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).

21 Ibid.

22 Carbon units are emissions allowances that represent 1 tCO2e 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.

23 The Regulations were made in 2010, and subsequently amended in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

24 Figures may not sum due to rounding.

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

26 Figures may not sum due to rounding.

27 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".

28 Sourced from SEPA analysis.

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

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

31 The activity of fixed installations accounts for 2,102,192 tCO2e of the total credit. The activity of domestic aviation accounts for 63,417 tCO2e of the total credit. The activity of international aviation accounts for 381,040 tCO2e of the total credit.

32 http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Environment/climatechange/meetingemissionstargets/reportingonprogress

33 Figures may not sum due to rounding.

34 http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/10/7938

35 http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/06/9254

36 Published by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The data are available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/energy-trends-december-2016-special-feature-article-electricity-generation-and-supply-figures-for-scotland-wales-northern-ireland-and-england-2. Gross consumption is calculated by subtracting net exports from the total generation figure.

37 Ibid.

38 http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/06/9254

39 Extracted from Electricity generation and supply figures for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England, 2004 to 2015 available at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/energy-trends-december-2016-special-feature-article-electricity-generation-and-supply-figures-for-scotland-wales-northern-ireland-and-england-2.

40 2022 is chosen as it is considered plausible for generation consented in 2015 to become operational by this date. The results assume that all projects are operating for the full calendar year.

41 Statistics on the number of consented projects in 2015 have come from Marine Scotland and Scottish Government Energy Consents and Deployment Unit.

42 Published by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The data are available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/energy-trends-december-2016-special-feature-article-electricity-generation-and-supply-figures-for-scotland-wales-northern-ireland-and-england-2

43 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2017/121/made

44 http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0051/00514280.pdf


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