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Published Wednesday, October 10, 2007 | Commons Briefing papers RP07-70
Social Indicators. [Includes articles on Independence for Official Statistics, Greenhouse Gases, and Clostridium Difficile, and a Topical Subject Page on Teenage Pregnancy] House of Commons Library Research Paper 07/70.
Public opinion on electricity options, October 2007
Published Monday, October 1, 2007 | POSTnotes POST-PN-294
Public opinion on electricity options, October 2007. POSTnote 07/294.
Transport biofuels, August 2007
Published Wednesday, August 1, 2007 | POSTnotes POST-PN-293
Transport biofuels, August 2007. POSTnote 07/293.
Voluntary carbon offsets, July 2007
Published Sunday, July 1, 2007 | POSTnotes POST-PN-290
Voluntary carbon offsets, July 2007. POSTnote 07/290.
Published Wednesday, January 10, 2007 | Commons Briefing papers RP07-02
Social indicators. [Includes articles on Research and Development in the UK and Prison Population. Also includes topical subject page on The Weather] House of Commons Library Research Paper 07/02.
UK trees and forests, January 2007
Published Monday, January 1, 2007 | POSTnotes POST-PN-275
UK trees and forests, January 2007. POSTnote 07/275.
Adapting to climate change in developing countries,October 2006
Published Sunday, October 1, 2006 | POSTnotes POST-PN-269
Adapting to climate change in developing countries, October 2006. POSTnote 06/269.
UK soil degradation, July 2006
Published Saturday, July 1, 2006 | POSTnotes POST-PN-265
This POSTnote examines the nature and extent of soil degradation in the UK and the challenges and opportunities for soils in a changing climate. UK soil degradation, July 2006. POSTnote 06/265.
Adapting to climate change in the UK, July 2006.
Published Saturday, July 1, 2006 | POSTnotes POST-PN-267
Adapting to climate change in the UK, July 2006. POSTnote 06/267.
The Environmental Costs of Aviation, November 2003
Published Saturday, November 1, 2003 | POSTnotes POST-PN-207
This briefing examines the basis for the Government’s estimates of environmental costs of aviation and how these could be used in policy decisions related to airport expansion and environmental regulation.
Published Tuesday, September 16, 2003 | Commons Briefing papers RP03-71
Social indicators. (Includes article on Changes in police crime recording practices and topical subject pages on climate change and football disorder). House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/71.
Carbon dioxide targets
Published Thursday, April 1, 1993 | POSTnotes POST-PN-42
This POSTnote looks at current and future trends in UK CO2 emissions and how the commitment for 2000 might be met. POSTnote 42. POST. 1993.
Clean coal technology
Published Tuesday, December 1, 1992 | POSTnotes POST-PN-38
This POSTnote reviews clean coal technologies and their potential in the UK and overseas. POSTnote 38. POST. 1992.
Published Sunday, March 1, 1992 | POSTnotes POST-PN-33
This POSTnote examines recent scientific findings and how they may influence policies on global warming. POSTnote 33. POST. 1992.
Published Sunday, July 1, 1990 | POSTnotes POST-PN-16
This POSTnote summarises current knowledge on global warming, and examines some remaining uncertainties which are relevant to decision-makers. POSTnote 16. POST. 1990.