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Respondent CDP 2008: British Energy Group (see Electricite de France (EDF))

General Information
<>It requirement CDP questionnaire introduction answer like text box attach document
British Energy supports efforts reduce greenhouse gas emissions nuclear stations avoid large amounts carbon dioxide year emitted fossil generating plants believe important form generation accountable environmental costs pay make provisions waste management decommissioning nuclear stations recently fossil generators accountable carbon dioxide emissions support moves accountability environmental impact British Energy owns operates coal fired station fully support EU Emissions Trading Scheme main mechanism delivering emission reductions power sector emissions coal station constrained scheme required purchase emissions allowances equal difference actual emissions allowances currently receive free way carbon reductions incentivised

 
<>Where available provide following identification numbers primary listings/ordinary shares information company Company Turnover (also known sales) millions US$
4754

 
<>ISIN number
GB00B04QKW59

 
<>CUSIP number

 
<>SEDOL number
B04QKW5

 
1 - Risks and Opportunities
Question 1(a)(i) Regulatory Risks
<>How company exposed regulatory risks related climate change
We consider our company to be exposed to regulatory risks because... 
UK power generation sector embark period significant investment new capacity existing stations close demand continues rise approach UK EU Governments adopted regulating carbon dioxide emissions significant impact nature investment fully support continuing role EU Emissions Trading Scheme primary instrument delivering emissions reductions power sector currently engaged consultation led UK DEFRA Phase 3 EU ETS provide structure emissions reductions 2020 power generators regulatory risk associated nature EU ETS carbon price determined risk affects operators existing plant potential investors new stations illustrate significance uncertainty carbon price € 25/tCO2 affect electricity prices £ 7/MWh £ 15/MWh (dependant marginal generating plant coal gas) current prices £ 65/MWh British Energy participate Government’ s new mandatory Carbon Reduction Commitment scheme 2010 reporting energy use emissions offices scheme aims reduce carbon emissions large non energy intensive organizations private public sectors scheme presents regulatory risk uncertain penalties organizations achieve requisite emissions reductions CRC affect large proportion customers engaging Government regulators understand risks address issues arise new risk CDP5

 
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Question 1(a)(ii) Physical Risks
<>How company exposed physical risks climate change
We consider our company to be exposed to physical risks because... 
nuclear power stations situated close coast robust safety cases realistically possible extreme weather events specific protection necessary example routinely monitor continually protect necessary renew sea defences licensing regime nuclear stations requires periodic review aspects safety case ensure protection meets modern standards 2006 study possible effects climate change nuclear sites IPCC worst case scenarios carried UK Meteorological office concluded British Energy’ s sites expected remain viable 100 years long appropriate combination coastal defence flood protection utilised appropriate strategy location elevation station structures implemented site case measures required entirely feasible existing engineering knowledge (The report http //www british energy uk/pagetemplate php pid=354)Subsequent commissioned Halcrow Group Consultancy develop predictions impact sea level rise assess feasibility ensuring site remain viable 21st century needing existing engineering knowledge (A report http //www british energy com/documents/Climate_Change_and_replacement_nuclear_build pdf )

 
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Question 1(a)(iii) General Risks
<>How company exposed general risks result climate change
We consider our company to be exposed to general risks because... 
general risk identified reputation risk perception company customers suppliers important commercial operations majority emissions covered regulatory (mainly ETS climate change levy CCL) areas evolving reduction plans policies reduce emissions areas main areas covered regulatory approaches voluntary approach required example approach taken company car ownership type car employee obtain scheme limited lower carbon dioxide emissions Barnwood (our largest site 2000 employees contractors) initiatives place encourage car sharing seek improvements emissions associated employees suppliers

 
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Question 1(a)(iv) Risk Management
<>Has company taken planned action manage general regulatory risks and/oradapt physical risks identified
We have taken or planned action. 
British Energy complies legal requirements area regulatory risks actively seeking engage regulatory bodies decisions makers issues climate change regulation active areas general risk involvement schemes (the Carbon Disclosure Project) use CSR Report disclose emissions associated operations voluntary activities efforts reduce non operational emissions address general risks face Physical risks addressed identified Question 1 (ii) refer specific work completed order understand impacts climate change coastal landscape surrounding power stations engineering implications

 
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Question 1(a)(v) Financial Business implications
<>How assess current and/or future financial effects therisks identified risks affect business
We assess current and/or future financial effects by... 
carrying significant business investment standard British Energy risk process used aims mitigate risks possible maximise opportunities context process identify activities impacted result climate change quantify risks basis probability occurring likely financial impact occur good example risk log developed considering new nuclear power stations sites considered light issues raised previous studies impacts climate change formed process used identify priority sites new nuclear power stations question 1 ii details

 
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Question 1(b)(i) Regulatory Opportunities
<>How current anticipated regulatory requirements climate change offeropportunities company
We consider that current or anticipated regulatory requirements offer opportunities because... 
European Directive establishing Emissions Trading Scheme main regulation impacts operations marketplace EU ETS puts price carbon account externality GHG production puts carbon free generation nuclear wind level playing field gas coal generation time price carbon benefit British Energy's current nuclear stations supporting economic case new nuclear build benefits existing stations realised short term commercial operation new nuclear stations 10 years deliver UK Governments Renewables Obligation provides opportunity British Energy optimise emissions coal fired power station renewables obligation allows generate Renewables Obligation Certificates bought suppliers offsetting higher cost burning biomass place coal displaces emissions

 
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Question 1(b)(ii) Physical Opportunities
<>How current anticipated physical changes resulting climate change presentopportunities company
We consider that current or anticipated physical changes offer opportunities because... 
major physical opportunity requirement decarbonise UK electricity industry Demand energy likely continue future likely climate change result need fully decarbonised electricity industry favourability low carbon generation nuclear renewables rise increasing demand low carbon electricity

 
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Question 1(b)(iii) General Opportunities
<>How does climate change present general opportunities company
We consider that climate change offers opportunities because... 
British Energy's core business nuclear electricity generation increasingly carbon constrained world growing recognition value nuclear generation low carbon source electricity generation reflected public policy approach existing stations new build

 
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Question 1(b)(iv) Maximizing Opportunities
<>Do invest plans invest products services designedto minimize adapt effects climate change
Climate change has led to investment or planned investment in order to maximise climate change opportunities. 
main investment relation climate change driven requirement low carbon electricity generation plan extend lifetime existing nuclear power stations order maximise low carbon generation British Energy currently developing plans build new nuclear power stations approaches avoid millions tonnes carbon dioxide year British Energy interested investing renewables projects including wind power

 
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Question 1(b)(v) Financial Business Implications
<>How assess current and/or future financial effects theopportunities identified opportunities affect business
We assess current and/or future financial effects by... 
financial decision invest new nuclear power station renewable generation extend life existing power station based number criteria including safety technical economic criteria Economic criteria driven largely expected power price electricity generated receive strong carbon price ETS market supports higher electricity generation prices incentivises low carbon electricity generation renewables nuclear power seek major player new nuclear build programme UK aim maximise value existing assets (particularly nuclear) involvement implementation EU ETS seek optimise trading function light growing consumer climate change

 
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2 - Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Accounting
Question 2(a)(i) Reporting Boundary
Calculation tools assist companies calculating GHG emissions particular activities combustion fuels production processes http //www ghgprotocol org/calculation tools/all tools Companies new emissions reporting strongly recommended use tools assist calculations used calculation tool list question methodologies
<>Please indicate category best describes company entities groupfor response prepared
Companies over which financial control is exercised – per consolidated audited Financial Statements. 

 
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Question 2(a)(ii) Reporting Year
<>Please explicitly state dates accounting year period GHG emissionsare reported
Dates selected

 
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Yes 
Scope 1 emissions reported calendar year verified figures EU ETS largest single source carbon dioxide emissions coal power station Scope 2 emissions reported financial year basis line annual reporting non operational emissions emissions reported metric tonnes carbon dioxide electricity use figure does cover electricity generated used sites run power stations does include electricity traded

 
Question 2(a)(iii) Methodology
<>Please specify methodology used company calculate GHG emissions select methodology used using radio buttons used GHG Protocol ISO 14064 1 references calculation tools used explanation calculation methods devised explain data sources Global Warming Potentials emission factors used calculations reference supplied calculation tool contact provider calculation tool information used methodology devised explain methodology including methods calculation data sources Global Warming Potentials emission factors
Other 
Operational emissions (scope 1) monitored verified accordance requirements EU ETS 2007/8 completed benchmarking exercise identify non operational emissions result office use business travel based data gathered (where available) electricity use sites (Scope 2) Electricity use emissions calculated specific suppliers emissions intensity (kgCO2/kWh) Appendix GHG protocol purpose reporting context figure calculated account CDP requirement report electricity emissions basis ‘ grey’ grid mix DEFRA environmental reporting guidelines figure grid mix emissions intensity used (0 523kgCO2/kWh http //www defra gov uk/environment/business/envrp/pdf/conversion factors pdf) Business travel (Scope 3) calculated using combination fuel use data records journeys tickets destinations held financial systems data pro rated allow report calendar year basis

 
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Question 2(b)(i) Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG Protocol
<>Are able provide breakdown direct indirect emissions Scopes 1 2 GHG Protocol analyse electricity consumption

 
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Question 2(b)(i)(y) Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG Protocol Year 1 answers
<>Please enter dates reporting period specified (answer question 2(a)(i)) answer questions period selecting “ Add Additional Year Figures” button end webpage repeat process previous reporting period reporting period possible data going reporting period ending 2004 enter historical data reported information response previous CDP questionnaires

 
<>Please enter accounting year used report GHG emissions details
Dates selected

 
<>Scope 1 Direct GHG Emissions provide Total global Scope 1 activity Metric Tonnes CO2 e emitted
<>7 889 452 CO2 metric tonnes Based EU ETS verified emissions data tonnes carbon dioxide emitted UK included additional greenhouse gases EU ETS

 
<>b Total Scope 1 activity Metric Tonnes CO2 e emitted Annex Bcountries
<>7 889 452 CO2 metric tonnes (UK)Based EU ETS verified emissions data tonnes carbon dioxide emitted UK included additional greenhouse gases EU ETS

 
<>By country Scope 1 activity metric tonnes CO2 e individual country Using methodology state emissions country NB practical list emissions country country basis list countries significant emissions context business combine remainder “ rest world” information format (e g Excel) attach
Country Scope 1 Emissions
(metric tonnes CO2-e)
United Kingdom 7889452

 
<>Scope 2 Indirect GHG emissions provide c Total global Scope 2 activity metric tonnes CO2 e emitted
<>10 352 CO2 metric tonnes [Contractual scope 2 – 2 582 CO2 metric tonnes]This data presented basis UK Government figures carbon dioxide emissions result "grey" grid energy use contractual scope based supplier specific carbon dioxide emissions figures result fuel mix disclosure (which states carbon dioxide emissions intensity)

 
<>d Total Scope 2 activity metric tonnes CO2 e emitted Annex Bcountries
<>10 352 CO2 metric tonnes (UK)[Contractual scope 2 – 2 582 CO2 metric tonnes]This data presented basis UK Government figures carbon dioxide emissions result "grey" grid energy use contractual scope based supplier specific carbon dioxide emissions figures result fuel mix disclosure (which states carbon dioxide emissions intensity)

 
<>By country Scope 2 activity metric tonnes CO2 e individual country
Country Scope 2 Emissions
(metric tonnes CO2-e)
United Kingdom 10352

 
<>Electricity consumptione Total global MWh purchased electricity
19793 MWh

 
<>f Total MWh purchased electricity Annex B countries
19793 MWh

 
<>By country – MWh purchased electricity individual country
Country
United Kingdom 19793

 
<>g Total global MWh purchased electricity renewable sources

 
<>h Total MWh purchased electricity renewable sources Annex Bcountries

 
<>By country – MWh purchased electricity renewable sources individual country
Country

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 
stated response question 2 ii Scope 1 emissions reported calendar year verified figures EU ETS largest single source carbon dioxide emissions coal power station Scope 2 emissions reported financial year basis line annual reporting non operational emissions emissions reported metric tonnes carbon dioxide electricity use figure does cover electricity generated used sites run power stations does include electricity trade[Contractual renewable electricity consumed 647MWh calculated basis company fuel mix disclosures](British Energy purchases energy renewable sources reasons firstly satisfy customers’ demands secondly obtain Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs) contribute satisfying British Energy’ s obligations Governments Renewables Obligation scheme volume energy purchased renewable sources 1 6TWh period (2007/8))

 
Question 2(b)(iii) Electric Utilities Emissions Fuel Type Year 1 answers
previous page companies asked report emissions scope GHG Protocol country Electric utility companies additionally asked report emissions fuel type request emissions data given country going reporting period ending 2000 enter data previous reporting periods using “ Add Additional Year Figures” button page report ways absolute emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e emissions intensity Metric Tonnes CO2 e/MWh production
<>Please explicitly state start end date accounting year period GHG emissions reported
Dates selected

 
<>a) select country enter figure absolute emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e following fuels reporting period given
Country
Coal - hard
Coal - lignite
Fuel oil
Gas
Combined Cycle (CCGT)
CHP
Total thermal
Of which
Solid
biomass
Total
 
United Kingdom 7820000 23670 7843670



 
<>b) select country enter figure emissions intensity Metric Tonnes CO2 e/MWh following fuels reporting period given
Country
Coal - hard
Coal - lignite
Fuel oil
Gas
Combined Cycle (CCGT)
CHP
Total thermal
Of which
Solid
biomass
Total
 
United Kingdom 0.96 0.105



 
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Yes 
British Energy operate fleet power stations dominated nuclear power stations coal fires power station overall emissions intensity figure given figure provided Fuel Mix Disclosure(Fuel mix disclosure http //www british energy com/pagetemplate php pid=351)The figure emissions intensity gas generation publicly available

 
Question 2(b)(iv) Electric Utilities Capacity Year 1 answers
addition emissions inventories electric utility companies asked historic current installed capacity energy source possible companies asked figures going reporting period ending 2000 enter data previous reporting periods using “ Add Additional Year Figures” button page
<>Please explicitly state start end date accounting year period capacity reported
Dates selected

 
<>Companies asked provide total installed capacity (in MW) country energy source reporting period given
Country

Coal - hard

Coal - lignite

Fuel oil

Gas

Combined Cycle (CCGT)

CHP

Total thermal

Of which Solid biomass

Nuclear

Hydro

Wind

Solar

Other renewables

Total

 
United Kingdom 1960 8808 10809

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 
figure gas plant capacity publicly available

 
Question 2(b)(v) Electric Utilities Production Year 1 answers
disclose production output GWh country energy source reporting period ending 2007 previous seven reporting periods enter data previous reporting periods using “ Add Additional Year Figures” button page
<>Please explicitly state start end date accounting year period production reported
Start date 01 April 2007End date 31 March 2008

 
<>Please select country enter figures following energy sources reporting period given
Country

Coal - hard

Coal - lignite

Fuel oil

Gas

Combined Cycle (CCGT)

CHP

Total thermal

Of which Solid biomass

Nuclear

Hydro

Wind

Solar

Other renewables

Total

 
United Kingdom 8100 50300 58400

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 
figure gas plant generation publicly available

 
Question 2(b)(ii) Scopes 1 2 GHG Protocol
<>If unable Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG emissions and/or electricity consumption report GHG emissions able identify description emissions answered 2(b)(i) question 2(c)(i)

 
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Question 2(c)(i) Emissions – Scope 3 GHG Protocol
<>How identify and/or measure Scope 3 emissions
specifically measured figures Scope 3 emissions year completed Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) number power stations identify lifecycle emissions carbon (and variety metrics)

 
<>Please provide possible Details significant Scope 3 sources company
nuclear power stations Torness Sizewell B identified major emissions associated extraction uranium fuel accounts 35% lifecycle emissions emissions measured nuclear power stations include fuel manufacture process construction decommissioning operation reprocessing fuel operation waste facilities construction waste facilities Total lifecycle emissions stations order 5g/kWh generated 50 3TWh nuclear power stations period 2007/08 imply total nuclear life cycle emissions region 251 500tCO2 largest proportion comes extraction fuel (around 88 000tCO2) note figures illustrative exact annual figures (A detailed version report website http //www british energy com/pagetemplate php pid=251 )

 
<>b Details metric tonnes CO2 e GHG emissions following categories Employee business travel
<>3 154 CO2 metric tonnes

 
<>ii External distribution/logistics
<>Some indicative figures Scope 3 emissions associated external distribution logistics identified a) question

 
<>iii Use/disposal company’ s products services
<>Our main product electricity production electricity primarily comes nuclear power stations coal fired power station emissions associated power stations identified scope 1 emissions sell electricity larger consumers (the industrial commercial electricity market) work customers help implement energy management programmes combination onsite training use British Energy’ s online energy management tool allows assist customers reducing energy usage

 
<>iv Company supply chain
<>Our response section a) question identifies key impacts resulting supply chain calculated Scope 3 emissions

 
<>c Details methodology use quantify estimate Scope 3 emissions
methodology used completion EPD line Product Specific Requirements preparing declarations follows guidance developed GEDnet (a global network environmental product declarations) follows guidance ISO 14020 14040 life cycle assessments carbon footprinting exercise non operational emissions allowed present transport figures calculated basis road air rail miles converted carbon dioxide emissions using DEFRA environmental reporting emissions factors

 
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Question 2(d) External Verification
<>(i) information reported response Questions 2(b) (c) beenexternally verified audited plan information verified oraudited
Yes (Please go to 2(d)(ii)) 

 
<>(ii) answer question 2d(i) Yes provide attach copy audit verification statement state plans verification
Operational emissions externally verified accordance requirements EU ETS (Verified emissions data EC’ s Community Transaction Log http //ec europa eu/environment/ets/) Data relating electricity use (and associated emissions) emissions result business travel assured Corporate Social Responsibility reporting cycle completed CDP submission deadline (The 2006/7 CSR Report verification statement seen http //www british energy com/documents/CSR_07_final_scrn_Assurance pdf)

 
<>(iii) specify standard protocol information hasbeen audited verified
ETS emissions completed accordance requirements scheme regulator United Kingdom Environment Agency England Wales Scottish Environment Protection Agency Scotland (For example following information presented Environment Agency website http //www environment agency gov uk/business/1745440/1745496/1294204/ version=1& lang=_e)The World Business Council Sustainable Development Green House Gas Protocol used carbon footprinting exercise used inform office electricity use business travel emissions data methodology used completion EPD line Product Specific Requirements preparing declarations follows guidance developed GEDnet follows guidance ISO 14020 14040 life cycle assessments

 
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Question 2(e) Data Accuracy
<>Does company place assess accuracy GHG emissions inventory calculation methods data processes systems relating GHG measurement provide details explain data accuracy managed
Yes, we do have a system. 
reporting ETS data robust process overseen regulator requires installations scheme gather data year report it’ s emissions case power stations involves regular monitoring recording fuel inventories purchase understand fuel use Fuel use data converted emissions based accepted emissions factors carbon footprinting exercise key step understanding office use business travel emissions data entered database allow continuous monitoring development targets data used prepare report gathered number sources analysed consider improve approach

 
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Question 2(f) Emissions History
<>Do emissions reported accounting year vary significantly compared previous years explain reasons variations
No, they do not vary significantly. 

 
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Yes 
vast majority emissions result operational activities coal power station Eggborough (scope 1) figures dependant quantity power generated seen increase years emissions result power generated Eggborough emissions factors used consumption electricity offices (scope 2) updated (it line Government figures) resulting change figure change scope 2 emissions dwarfed change scope 1 emissions materiality position smaller 5% proposed GHG protocol does impact results

 
Question 2(g) Emissions Trading
<>i) Does company facilities covered EU Emissions Trading Scheme
Yes, our company has facilities covered by the EU ETS. (Please answer 2(g)(i)(a), (b) and (c) and 2(g)(ii).)  

 
<>If a) provide details annual allowances awarded company Phase years 1 January 2005 31 December 2007 details allowances allocated Phase II commencing 1 January 2008 cases enter numbers punctuation example enter 2000 instead 2 000 enter allowance Metric Tonnes CO2 1 January 2005 31 December 2005
4576671 Metric Tonnes CO2

 
<>1 January 2006 31 December 2006
4576671 Metric Tonnes CO2

 
<>1 January 2007 31 December 2007
4576671 Metric Tonnes CO2

 
<>b) provide details actual annual emissions facilities covered EU ETS effect 1 January 2005 enter emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 1 January 2005 31 December 2005
7271737 Metric Tonnes CO2

 
<>1 January 2006 31 December 2006
7724570 Metric Tonnes CO2

 
<>1 January 2007 31 December 2007
7889117 Metric Tonnes CO2

 
<>Phase II annual allowances1 January 2008 – 31 December 2008
4974027 Metric Tonnes CO2

 
<>1 January 2009 – 31 December 2009
4974027 Metric Tonnes CO2

 
<>1 January 2010 – 31 December 2010
4974027 Metric Tonnes CO2

 
<>1 January 2011 – 31 December 2011
4974027 Metric Tonnes CO2

 
<>1 January 2012 – 31 December 2012
4974027 Metric Tonnes CO2

 
<>c) impact company’ s profitability EU ETS
year emitted 3 312 781 tonnes CO2 free allocation requiring purchase allowances carbon price means fossil generators pay environmental externality creates level playing field technologies time provides incentive low carbon generation including nuclear renewables difficult calculate impacts effects carbon price varied significantly year did factors affecting electricity price fossil fuel prices calendar year carbon price fell € 7/tCO2 nearly € 0/tCO2

 
<>ii) company's strategy trading participating regional and/or international trading schemes (eg EU ETS RGGI CCX) Kyoto mechanisms CDM JI projects Explain involvement following EU ETS
strategy managing carbon position commercially sensitive

 
<>CDM/JI
strategy managing carbon position commercially sensitive

 
<>CCX
strategy managing carbon position commercially sensitive

 
<>RGGI
strategy managing carbon position commercially sensitive

 
<>Others
strategy managing carbon position commercially sensitive

 
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Question 2(g)(iii) Electric Utilities EU ETS Allowances
previous page companies asked report EU ETS allowances year electric utility companies supply information country state allowances received new power plants
<>a) 1 January 2005 31 December 2005
Country

Allowance in metric tonnes of CO2

Of which allowances for new power plants

 
United Kingdom 4576671

 
<>b) 1 January 2006 31 December 2006
Country

Allowance in metric tonnes of CO2

Of which allowances for new power plants

 
United Kingdom 4576671

 
<>c) 1 January 2007 31 December 2007
Country

Allowance in metric tonnes of CO2

Of which allowances for new power plants

 
United Kingdom 4576671

 
<>d) Phase II1 January 2008 31 December 2008
Country

Allowance in metric tonnes of CO2

Of which allowances for new power plants

 
United Kingdom 4974027

 
<>1 January 2009 31 December 2009
Country

Allowance in metric tonnes of CO2

Of which allowances for new power plants

 
United Kingdom 4974027

 
<>1 January 2010 31 December 2010
Country

Allowance in metric tonnes of CO2

Of which allowances for new power plants

 
United Kingdom 4974027

 
<>1 January 2011 31 December 2011
Country

Allowance in metric tonnes of CO2

Of which allowances for new power plants

 
United Kingdom 4974027

 
<>1 January 2012 31 December 2012
Country

Allowance in metric tonnes of CO2

Of which allowances for new power plants

 
United Kingdom 4974027

 
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Question 2(g)(iv) Electric Utilities Non EU Trading Regimes Year 1 answers
Electric utility companies significant operations outside EU covered emission trading regimes asked emissions country regional regulatory regime allowances country regional regulatory regime emissions allowances Metric Tonnes CO2 Metric Tonnes CO2 e appropriate country regional regulatory regime concerned
<>Please enter dates reporting period finishing 2007 used answer question selecting “ Add Additional Year Figures” button end page repeat process previous reporting periods
Dates selected

 
<>
Country/Regulatory Regime

Total CO2 emissions

Total CO2-e emissions

CO2 allowances

CO2-e allowances

 

 
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Yes 
British Energy operates power stations United Kingdom

 
Question 2(g)(v) Electric Utilities – Participation CDM/JI
EU electricity companies CERs ERUs issued enter numbers punctuation example enter 2000 instead 2 000
<>Phase 1 (2005 2007) CERs/ERUs

 
<>Of credits projects group listed direct participant

 
<>Of credits obtained carbon funds

 
<>Of credits HFC projects

 
<>Total phase 2 (2008 2012)

 
<>Of credits projects group listed direct participant

 
<>Of credits obtained carbon funds

 
<>Of credits HFC projects

 
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Yes 
strategy managing carbon position comercially sensitive

 
Question 2(g)(vi) Electric Utilities – Offsets Year 1 answers
<>Please enter dates reporting period finishing 2007 used answer question offset schemes covered preceding questions selecting “ Add additional year figures” button end webpage repeat process previous reporting periods report Metric Tonnes CO2 Metric Tonnes CO2 e appropriate exclude voluntary offsets
Dates selected

 
<>Please electric utility companies offsets country reporting period given
Country/Regulatory Regime

Metric Tonnes CO2-e

Metric Tonnes CO2

Other

 

 
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Yes 
British Energy operate power stations United Kingdom

 
Question 2(h) Energy Costs
<>i) identify total costs $ energy consumption fossil fuels electric power want enter number 1 ensure use decimal point (e g 0 3) comma (e g 0 3)
1030000000 US$

 
<>ii) percentage total operating costs does represent
27 %

 
<>iii) percentage energy costs incurred energy renewable sources

 
<>More details
Energy costs $1 030 000 000 (Fuel costs British Energy’ s nuclear power stations (uranium fuelled) coal fired power station based exchange rate $1 95=£ 1)Renewable electricity purchased supply customer’ s demands purchase Renewables Obligations Certificates accounted 2 9% operating costs (£ 56million purchased renewable energy proportion British Energy’ s operating costs £ 1 929million)

 
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3 - Performance
Question 3(a) Reduction Plans
<>i) Does company GHG emissions reduction plan place provide details information requested currently plan place explain
No, we do not currently have a plan in place for the following reason(s): 
suite plans place company include followingThe majority company’ s carbon emissions come operational power stations priority reducing emissions optimisation stations maximise efficiency Green house gas emissions coal fired power station Eggborough gone penalty cost efficiency requirement burn coal run equipment Eggborough satisfy environmental purposes Flue Gas Desulpherisation Boosted Fired Air reduce environmental pollutants SO2 NOx reduce efficiency power station Eggborough burn proportion biomass displaces coal fuel reduces emissions displaced 120 000tCO2 financial year 2007/08All power stations involved Emissions Trading Scheme overall European emissions capped pay emissions (beyond allocated free) associated stations additional emissions savings trading scheme economically efficient ensures cost emissions reductions Europe Emissions resulting use standby combustion plant nuclear power stations limited scope improvement generators legally required safety arrangements operate sites non operational carbon footprinting exercise carried scope 2 scope 3 emissions associated office use business travel provided information required develop emissions reduction plan meaningful targets activities schemes mentioned question 1 iii (limiting car types used company business car sharing general awareness) carried emissions reductions plans evolve

 
<>ii) baseline year emissions reduction plan

 
<>If want information rolling target
2007/08

 
<>iii) emissions reduction targets period targets extend
overall target site specific targets example target 10% reduction electricity consumption

 
<>iv) activities undertaking reduce emissions renewable energy energy efficiency process modifications offsets sequestration targets set timescales extend
identified Opportunities Question 1b nuclear energy source low carbon electricity business activities focussed maximising output nuclear power stations (which offsets generation fossil fuel sources) optimising performance coal power station (in line market incentives ETS UK renewables obligation Large Combustion Plant directive) seek major player new nuclear build programme UK

 
<>v) investment required achieve targets time period
British Energy ongoing investment programme operation nuclear stations increase reliability output beneficial outcome increasing quantity carbon dioxide avoided stated press release December 2007 expect invest £ 250m £ 280m power stations period 2007/08 £ 280m £ 305m period 2008/09 http //www british energy com/article php article=218

 
<>vi) emissions reductions associated costs savings achieved date result plan
time

 
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Question 3(b) Emissions Intensity
<>i) appropriate measurement emissions intensity company
Other 
best measurement electricity sector gCO2/kWh apply generation supply Intensity reported basis generation emissions intensity disclosed Fuel Mix Disclosure regulations 105gCO2/kWh

 
<>Please company’ s emissions intensity figure measurement given want enter number 1 ensure use decimal point (e g 0 3) comma (e g 0 3)
105

 
<>ii) state GHG emissions intensity terms total tonnes CO2 e reported Scope 1 Scope 2 $m turnover EBITDA reporting year Scope 1/ US$millions turnover
1660

 
<>Scope 2/ US$millions turnover
2.2

 
<>Scope 1/ EBITDA
4472

 
<>Scope 2/ EBITDA
5.9

 
<>iii) company developed emissions intensity targets
No, we have not developed emission intensity targets for the following reason(s): 

 
<>a) answer (iii) yes state emissions intensity targets

 
<>b) answer (iii) yes state reductions emissions intensity achieved targets time period

 
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Question 3(c) Planning
<>Do forecast company’ s future emissions and/or energy use
Yes, we do. (Please answer questions (i) to (iii) below.) 

 
<>i) provide details forecasts summarize methodology used assumptions able quantified forecasts Scope 1 Scope 2 emissions and/or electricity consumption enter numerical data page
Future emissions relate planned operation electricity generation assets commercially sensitive

 
<>ii) factor cost future emissions capital expenditure planning
operating investment decisions power generating companies factor cost carbon result EU ETS

 
<>iii) considerations impact investment decisions
fossil fuel companies factoring cost carbon cost generation costs increasing fossil fuel prices price electricity increased leading greater financial incentive low carbon generation technologies Eggborough (our coal fired station) operated incorporating price carbon direct economic impact running future running station identified earlier (Opportunities Question 1b) nuclear energy low carbon form electricity Investment decisions surrounding life time extension nuclear power stations decision build new nuclear power stations based return available investment directly linked electricity price costs fossil fuels carbon resources (technology people) similar approach taken considering investment renewable technologies forms generation

 
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Question 3(c) (i) Planning Forecasted emissions/electricity use Year 1 answers
page gives opportunity numerical forecasts emissions electricity use possible provide emissions forecasts reporting periods Use “ Add additional year figures” button end page enter emission forecasts successive reporting periods Note enter numbers punctuation example use 2000 instead 2 000
<>Please enter accounting period used report GHG emissions details
Dates selected

 
<>Forecasted Scope 1 Direct GHG Emissions provide Forecasted Total global Scope 1 emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e

 
<>b Forecasted Total Scope 1 emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e Annex B countries

 
<>By country Forecasted Scope 1 emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e individual country Using methodology state emissions forecasts country NB practical list emissions country country basis list countries significant emissions context business combine remainder “ rest world” information format (e g Excel) attach
Country Scope 1 Emissions
(metric tonnes CO2-e)

 
<>Scope 2 Indirect GHG emissions provide c Forecasted total global Scope 2 emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e

 
<>d Forecasted total Scope 2 emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e Annex B countries

 
<>By country Forecasted Scope 2 emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e individual country
Country Scope 2 Emissions
(metric tonnes CO2-e)

 
<>Forecasted electricity consumptione Forecasted total global MWh purchased electricity

 
<>f Forecasted total MWh purchased electricity Annex B countries

 
<>By country – Forecasted MWh purchased electricity individual country
Country

 
<>g Forecasted total global MWh purchased electricity renewable sources

 
<>h Forecasted total MWh purchased electricity renewable sources Annex B countries

 
<>By country – Forecasted MWh purchased electricity renewable sources individual country
Country

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 
information commercially sensitive

 
Question 3(c)(iv) Planning Electric Utilities Forecasted Absolute Relative Emissions Fuel Type Year 1 answers
Electric utility companies asked past emissions broken fuel type country page asks questions looking forwards forecast absolute emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e emissions intensity Metric Tonnes CO2 e/MWh production reporting periods country fuel type Use “ Add Additional Year Figures” button end webpage enter successive reporting periods
<>Please explicitly state start end date accounting year period GHG emissions forecasted
Dates selected

 
<>Please select country enter figure forecasted absolute emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e following fuels reporting period given
Country
Coal - hard
Coal - lignite
Fuel oil
Gas
Combined Cycle (CCGT)
CHP
Total thermal
Of which
Solid
biomass
Total
 



 
<>Please select country enter figure forecasted emissions intensity metric tonnes CO2 e/MWh following fuels reporting period given
Country
Coal - hard
Coal - lignite
Fuel oil
Gas
Combined Cycle (CCGT)
CHP
Total thermal
Of which
Solid
biomass
Total
 



 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 
Future emissions relate planned operation electricity generation assets commercially sensitive

 
Question 3(c)(v) Planning Electric Utilities Capacity Year 1 answers
addition forecasted emissions electric utility companies asked details planned capacity country energy source reporting periods select reporting period country data different energy sources Use “ Add Additional Year Figures” button end page enter successive reporting periods Companies asked provide total installed capacity (in MW) country reporting period energy source following categories
<>Please explicitly state start end date accounting period capacity reported
Dates selected

 
<>Companies asked provide total installed capacity (in MW) country energy source following categories reporting period given
Country

Coal - hard

Coal - lignite

Fuel oil

Gas

Combined Cycle (CCGT)

CHP

Total thermal

Of which Solid biomass

Nuclear

Hydro

Wind

Solar

Other renewables

Total

 

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 

 
Question 3(c)(vi) Planning Electric Utilities Production Year 1 answers
Earlier questionnaire electric utilities asked details past production output question looks forward asks electric utilities details forecasted production GWh country energy source reporting periods select reporting period country data different energy sources Use “ Add Additional Year Figures” button end webpage enter successive reporting periods
<>Please explicitly state start end date accounting period production reported
Dates selected

 
<>Please disclose production output GWh country energy source following categories reporting period given
Country

Coal - hard

Coal - lignite

Fuel oil

Gas

Combined Cycle (CCGT)

CHP

Total thermal

Of which Solid biomass

Nuclear

Hydro

Wind

Solar

Other renewables

Total

 

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 
Future emissions relate planned operation electricity generation assets commercially sensitive

 
4 - Governance
Question 4(a) Responsibility
<>Does Board Committee executive body overall responsibility climate change state overall responsibility climate change managed answer parts (i) (ii)
Yes, an executive body does have overall responsibility for climate change. 

 
<>i) Board Committee executive body overall responsibility climate change
communicate carbon dioxide emissions coal power station Annual Report carbon footprint CSR Report Ian Harley (Non Executive Director) Board Sponsor Corporate Social Responsibility Robert Armour (Company Secretary) overall responsibility delivering CSR Report

 
<>ii) mechanism Board executive body reviews company’ s progress status regarding climate change
Climate change impact discussed British Energy Power Energy Trading Board meetings attended British Energy Group Board members senior managers discussions decisions carried regards requirement abatement EU ETS taking consideration environmental targets terms financial decisions

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided

 
Question 4(b) Individual Performance
<>Do assess provide incentive mechanisms individual management climate change issues including attainment GHG targets provide details
No, we do not. 

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided

 
Question 4(c) Communications
<>Please indicate publish information risks opportunities presented company climate change details GHG emissions plans reduce emissions following communications i) company’ s Annual Report statutory filings
Yes 
report emissions coal power station Annual Report emissions avoided result nuclear generation CSR Report provides carbon footprint emissions avoided result nuclear generation (Please http //www british energy com/pagetemplate php pid=324 2006/7 annual report http //www british energy com/pagetemplate php pid=142 CSR Report)

 
<>ii) formal communications shareholders external parties
Yes 
Yes Investor day Socially Responsible Investors day communicate investors includes discussion risk opportunities presented company climate change specific reference future low carbon economy British Energy’ s role area (Please http //www british energy com/financialpubpresentations php pid=118 information)

 
<>iii) voluntary communications Corporate Social Responsibility reporting
Yes 
report carbon emissions primarily CSR Report state emissions associated operations emissions associated non operational activities (corporate offices business travel)(Our CSR Report http //www british energy com/pagetemplate php pid=142 )

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided

 
Question 4(d) Public Policy
<>Do engage policymakers possible responses climate change including taxation regulation carbon trading provide details
Yes 
regularly engage policymakers industry players issues surrounding climate change role UK’ s largest contributor avoiding carbon emissions generation thirds low carbon electricity country means actively seek engage policy makers regulators issues

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided

 
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