Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 24 November 2010.
Terms of Reference
2 The UK power sector: trends and targets
Greenhouse gas emissions from the power
Investment in new generating capacity
The policy framework
3 The role for an emissions performance standard
UK Electricity market reform and the
European energy market
Emissions performance standards in the USA
What could an EPS achieve in the UK context?
Could an EPS achieve carbon emission reductions?
Could an EPS help avoid "lock-in"
to high carbon infrastructure?
Could an EPS provide clarity about power
sector emission reductions?
Could an EPS stimulate the development of
Could an EPS ensure the deployment of carbon
capture and storage?
4 EPS design
Expressing the limit
Applying the EPS
Timing the introduction of an EPS
Making the EPS more stringent over time
Should any exceptions be permitted?
Avoiding unintended outcomes
Carbon emissions and other environmental
5 Increasing the UK's international influence
Emissions Performance Standards in Europe
Impact on the EU ETS
Legality of an EPS under European law
Wider international impact
Conclusions and recommendations
List of printed written evidence
List of additional written evidence
List of Reports from the Committee during
the current Parliament
Oral and Written Evidence
Oral evidence - 12 October 2010
Oral evidence - 19 October 2010
Unprinted Written Evidence