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8 November 2016
Publication
8 November 2016 | Publication

Scottish unconventional oil and gas: Compatibility with Scottish emissions targets

The Committee on Climate Change was asked by the Scottish Government to examine the impacts of extraction of Scottish unconventional oil and gas (UOG), comprising shale gas, shale oil and coalbed methane, on Scottish greenhouse gas emissions and climate targets. This report fulfils that duty.
8 November 2016
Publication
8 November 2016 | Publication

Shale gas analysis for the CCC

In this report for the Committee on Climate Change, the TIAM-Grantham energy system model is used to consider the impact of a ‘dash for gas’ in Western Europe on global energy supply and emissions. The report builds on analysis carried out as part of the AVOID2 project.
7 July 2016
Publication
7 July 2016 | Publication

The compatibility of onshore petroleum with meeting the UK’s carbon budgets

The Committee’s report ‘The compatibility of UK onshore petroleum with meeting the UK's carbon budgets’ is the result of a new duty under the Infrastructure Act 2015. This duty requires the CCC to advise the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change about the implications of exploitation of onshore petroleum, including shale gas, for meeting UK carbon budgets.
7 July 2016
News stories
7 July 2016 | News stories

Exploitation of onshore petroleum requires three key tests to be met, CCC says

Shale gas exploitation by fracking on a significant scale is not compatible with the UK’s climate change targets unless three key tests are met – on methane leaks, gas consumption and carbon budgets – according to new analysis from the Committee on Climate Change.
24 February 2015
Publication
24 February 2015 | Publication

Letter: Response to the Environmental Audit Committee

To: Rt Hon. Joan Walley MP, Chair Environmental Audit Committee A letter from Matthew Bell, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change, responding to the EAC’s letter of 4 February asking for our assessment of the consistency of UK shale gas production with carbon budgets. Read the original letter on the EAC’s website.