Low Carbon Business Opportunities


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Adaptation and resilience (climate change) (A&RCC): report for 2009/10. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Presents the results from a pilot study to identify and measure a defined set of environmental adaptation and resilience activities in relation to climate change in the UK economy. See also the low carbon and environmental goods and services report URN 11/992.

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11/103301-08-2011 A4
37 Pages
Adaptation and resilience (climate change) (A&RCC): report for 2010/11. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Second annual report that provides a summary of estimates for turnover, employment, company numbers and international trade for the UK and global adaptation and resilience for Climate Change sector in the 2010/11 fiscal year. Also presents a revised methodology based on a pilot study (URN 11/1033) for the 2009/10 fiscal year. See also the low carbon and environmental goods and services report URN 12/P143.

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12/P14412-06-2012 A4
33 Pages
An international comparison of energy and climate change policies impacting energy intensive industries in selected countries. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

An analysis, both qualitative and quantitative, of how energy and climate change policy regimes in different countries impact energy intensive industries (EIIs). Investigates whether EIIs located in other countries face similar energy and climate change policies to the UK, and the costs that these impose.

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12/52713-07-2012 A4
239 Pages
BIS carbon reduction delivery plan. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Aims to demonstrate how current BIS policies and activities could lead to a reduction in carbon emissions, across the UK economy and from its own estate. Demonstrates the Department’s commitment developing the carbon budgets agenda through economic growth acting as a catalyst for the investment needed to develop new, innovative low carbon products/services to create new opportunities for UK businesses.

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10/78731-03-2010 A4
76 Pages
BIS climate change adaptation plan. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Sets out how BIS and its delivery partners will address climate change challenges and use the emerging evidence for current and future policy and strategy decisions. Looks at the 2009 UK climate change projections and how BIS will engage with Defra and the ‘adapting to climate change programme’ during 2010/11 to develop the evidence base to translate climate change projections into tangible risks and opportunities. Also considers BIS’s role in a Government–wide strategy for adaptation and the impact of climate change on business clusters. See also the update URN 11/838.

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10/78631-03-2010 A4
58 Pages
Business action to influence consumer demand for low-carbon goods and services. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Report for BIS on research that aimed was to understand what drivers are behind business actions to encourage the take up of low-carbon products in the market, including potential barriers or market failures that may inhibit these actions. Includes as assessment of the impact of a range of business models, strategies and actions to influence this demand. Also provides a set of illustrative case studies.

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10/110006-08-2010 A4
156 Pages
Centres for offshore renewable engineering. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Outlines the national offer for investment in offshore renewables. Centres for offshore renewable engineering (COREs) are partnerships between Central and Local Government and Local Economic Partnerships (LEPs) that ensure businesses looking to invest in manufacturing for the offshore renewables industry receive the most comprehensive support possible. Aims to attract major manufacturers of offshore renewable energy equipment by explaining existing national and local incentives. Highlights the five key locations: Hull and adjacent parts of the East Riding, and South Humber Bank; Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft; Tyneside; Teesside; and Sheerness (see URNs 11/1394 to 11/1398).

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11/139329-11-2011 A4
15 Pages
Centres for Offshore Renewable Engineering: Humber prospectus. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

A detailed prospectus for the Humber Centre for Offshore Renewable Engineering (CORE). Highlights the advantages of the Humber estuary to businesses supplying into the offshore wind sector. See also the outline of the national offer relating to the five CORE centres (URN 11/1393).

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11/139601-12-2011 A4
20 Pages
Clean coal: an industrial strategy for the development of carbon capture and storage across the UK. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Strategy prepared jointly by BIS and the Department for Energy and Climate Change. Describes the Government’s approach to ensuring that UK business makes the most of the opportunities offered by carbon capture and storage (CCS) through four commercial-scale demonstration projects on coal-fired power generation.

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10D/57005-03-2010 A4
70 Pages
Compensation for the indirect costs of the carbon price floor and EU emissions trading scheme (ETS): call for evidence. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Closed consultation that sought views on proposals to allow energy intensive industries to provide the Government with evidence, including data, on their electro intensity and gross value added (GVA). This evidence would enable the Government to update the information it holds on the electricity intensity of different sectors and how these policies impact on their competitiveness. Consultation period ended 4 May 2012. See the later consultation on compensation scheme eligibility and design URN 12/1179.

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12/66012-03-2012 A4
15 Pages
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS): Departmental adaptation plan update - May 2011. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

High-level update to the BIS climate change adaptation plan (URN 10/786). This plan provides a progress report on how the Department is assessing and managing the risks from climate change across its programmes, policies and estates.

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11/83822-05-2011 A4
16 Pages
Energy for New Anglia: Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. Centre for Offshore Renewable Engineering. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

A detailed prospectus for the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Centre for Offshore Renewable Engineering (CORE). Highlights the advantages of that area to businesses supplying into the offshore wind sector. See also the outline of the national offer relating to the five CORE centres (URN 11/1393).

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11/139529-11-2011 A4
32 Pages
Energy intensive industries in the UK: maintaining international competitiveness. Compensation for the indirect costs of EU ETS and Carbon Price Support: consultation on scheme eligibility and design. Response form. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Respond by 21 December 2012. Template for responses to the consultation on government proposals on how to design and administer a scheme to distribute compensation for the indirect costs of the carbon price floor and European Union emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) (URN 12/1179).

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12/1179RF05-10-2012 A4
9 Pages
From waste management to resource recovery: a developing sector. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Report for BIS that identifies key activities in the waste management sector, outlines key policies and regulations affecting the sector, and highlights sectoral drivers and barriers to growth. It aims to develop an enhanced understanding of official statistics on waste management sector which do not fully reflect the recent evolution or diversity of the waste management sector. This is due to shifts in activity in the waste management sector for business and households. Underlying data for this publication is also available in a machine processable format on the Transparency/Report Data webpage.

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11/108801-09-2011 A4
81 Pages
Global environmental markets and the UK environmental industry: opportunities to 2010.

A study of the global markets for environmental goods and services, with market forecasts and an analysis of the UK environmental industry.

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02/53428-01-2002 A4
98 Pages
Green Construction Board: Routemap Working Group simplified draft timeline. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Simplified representation of draft Green Construction Board routemap. Shows six broad areas on which it will focus, including national emissions projections and key external influences.

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12/67621-03-2012 A4
1 Pages
Location of the Green Investment Bank: outcome of review of possible locations. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Describes the review process the Department followed in evaluating each submission for the location of the Green Investment Bank (GIB). Summarises the outcome of the evidential review which informed the Secretary of State’s decision as to where the GIB should be located. See also the Secretary of State's decision (URN 12/646).

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12/64508-03-2012 A4
23 Pages
Location of the Green Investment Bank: Secretary of State's decision. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Explains the reasons for the decision on the location of the Green Investment Bank (GIB). Shows why the headquarters of the GIB should be in Edinburgh and with the GIB’s primary project finance transaction team in London. See URN 12/645 for further details on the review process.

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12/64608-03-2012 A4
8 Pages
Location of the Green Investment Bank: self assessment process. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Explains how the Government will decide on the location for the Green Investment Bank (GIB). Sets out in the criteria that the Government will consider for a decision on where to locate the GIB. The key underlying consideration will be the operational effectiveness of the GIB.

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11/143112-12-2011 A4
12 Pages
Low carbon and environmental goods and services (LCEGS): report for 2010/11. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Quantifies the low carbon and environmental goods and services sector in the 2010-11 financial year. Provides data on UK and international markets as well as forecast areas of growth for the UK. Covers estimates for UK and global turnover, employment, company numbers and international trade LCEGS. Underlying data for this publication is also available in a machine processable format on the Transparency/Report Data webpage.

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12/P14322-05-2012 A4
66 Pages
Low carbon and environmental goods and services: an industry analysis. Update for 2008/09. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Report for BIS from research company Innovas. Analyses the size and growth of the low carbon and environmental goods and services sector, providing an update to the 2007-08 report (URN 09/570). See 11/992 for the 2009-10 report.

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10/79511-03-2010 A4
20 Pages
Low carbon and environmental goods and services: report for for 2009/10. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Quantifies the low carbon and environmental goods and services sector. Provides data on UK and international markets as well as forecast areas of growth for the UK. Underlying data for this publication is also available in a machine processable format on the Transparency/Report Data webpage. See also the report on adaptation and resilience (climate change) URN 11/1033 and 12/P143 for the 2010/11.

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11/992X22-08-2011 A4
58 Pages
Low carbon construction action plan: Government response to the Low Carbon Construction Innovation & Growth Team report. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Government response to the recommendations of the low carbon construction innovation & growth team (IGT), in their final report (URN 10/1266). Sets out a joint industry and Government action plan to deliver low carbon construction.

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11/97622-06-2011 A4
88 Pages
Low carbon environmental goods and services (LCEGS) industry analysis 2008/09: underlying data. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Underlying data for low carbon and environmental goods and services industry analysis 2008/09 that relates to the report URN 10/795. Provides estimates of employment, sales and number of companies in emerging low carbon, environmental and renewable sectors.

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10/110106-08-2010 A4
9 Pages
North East England Centre for Offshore Renewable Engineering: Tyneside. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

A detailed prospectus for the Tyneside Centre for Offshore Renewable Engineering (CORE). Highlights the advantages of that area to businesses supplying into the offshore wind sector. See also the outline of the national offer relating to the five CORE centres (URN 11/1393).

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11/139729-11-2011 A4
22 Pages
Offshore wind opportunities in Tees Valley: an overview. Centre for Offshore Renewable Engineering. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

A detailed prospectus for the Teesside Centre for Offshore Renewable Engineering (CORE). Highlights the advantages of that area to businesses supplying into the offshore wind sector. See also the outline of the national offer relating to the five CORE centres (URN 11/1393).

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11/139429-11-2011 A4
19 Pages
Potential for resource efficiency savings for businesses. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Report for BIS that aims to help businesses by identifying the potential for resource efficiency savings from improved waste management; concentrating on energy, waste and water savings, greenhouse gas savings and using waste materials as secondary materials for re-use and substitution. Provides information on the potential monetary savings that could be made from improved business performance by better management of commercial and industrial (C&I) waste streams. See URN 10/782 for related case studies.

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10/69805-03-2010 A4
47 Pages
Practical resource efficiency savings: case studies. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Case studies of companies that successfully implemented resource efficiency measures. Provides practical examples of companies which have undertaken resource efficiency measures that have resulted in monetary savings from improved waste management. See URN 10/698 for the related report.

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10/78208-03-2010 A4
46 Pages
Sheerness at the core of the Medway superhub. Centre for Offshore Renewable Engineering. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

A detailed prospectus for the Sheerness Centre for Offshore Renewable Engineering. Highlights the advantages of that area to businesses supplying into the offshore wind sector. See also the outline of the national offer relating to the five CORE centres (URN 11/1393).

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12/69623-03-2012 A4
26 Pages
The economics of the Green Investment Bank: costs and benefits, rationale and value for money. Final report. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Analysis that provides a robust and objective evidence base for the economic case for the establishment of a Green Investment Bank (GIB). Looks at several sectors and the rationale for intervention for each. Covers value for money, cost effectiveness and the implications for economic growth.

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12/55413-01-2012 A4
227 Pages
The Green Construction Board terms of reference. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Terms of reference for the Green Construction Board, a consultative forum for Government and the UK design, construction and property industry. It aims to ensure a sustained high level conversation and to develop and implement a long term strategic framework for the promotion of innovation and sustainable growth.

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12/59007-02-2012 A4
2 Pages
The Green Investment Bank: policy and finance context. Final report. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Sets out the policy and finance perspective for the Green Investment Bank (GIB). Looks at the shape of a UK green economy and the funding it would need. Makes the high-level case for GIB intervention along market economy investor principles.

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12/55313-01-2012 A4
67 Pages
The Green Investment Bank: the Advisory Group terms of reference. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Terms of reference for the Green Investment Bank Advisory Group. See also the 'Update on the design of the Green Investment Bank' (URN 11/917).

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11/127102-09-2011 A4
1 Pages
UK Green investments. Managed account/s for investments in non domestic energy efficiency infrastructure in the UK: call for expressions of interest from fund managers. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Respond by 17 April 2012. Competition terms of reference for non domestic energy efficiency account management. Call for expressions of interest from qualified investment fund managers to identify fund manager/s to receive committed funding through a managed account from the BIS UK Green Investments unit in order to execute agreed business plans for investment in non domestic energy efficiency infrastructure.

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12/70827-03-2012 A4
13 Pages
UK Green investments. Managed account/s for investments in waste infrastructure in the UK: call for expressions of interest from fund managers. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Respond by 4 January 2012. Competition terms of reference for waste infrastructure account management. Call for expressions of interest from qualified investment fund managers to identify fund manager/s to receive committed funding through a managed account from the BIS UK Green Investments unit in order to execute agreed business plans for investment in waste infrastructure. See also 'Location of the Green Investment Bank: self assessment process' (URN 11/1431).

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11/144412-12-2011 A4
9 Pages
Update on the design of the Green Investment Bank. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Explains the role and functions of the Green Investment Bank (GIB). GIB’s mission will be to accelerate private sector investment in the UK’s transition to a green economy. It aims to achieve significant green impact and make financial returns.

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11/91724-05-2011 A4
36 Pages
Written ministerial statement by the Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. Green Investment Bank: decision on location. (PDF) (link opens in a new window)

Statement by the Secretary of State announcing the location of the Green Investment Bank (GIB). Explains the decision that the GIB headquarters should be in Edinburgh, with the GIB’s transaction team and project financing team based, initially, in London. See URN 12/646 for further details.

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12/64708-03-2012 A4
2 Pages