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Respondent CDP 2007: British Energy Group (see Electricite de France (EDF))

General Introduction
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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 stations recently fossil generators accountable CO2 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 recieve free

 
Section A – 1 Climate Change Risks, Opportunities and Strategy
Question 1(a)(i) – Regulatory risks
<>For question state time period possible associated financial implications commercial risks does climate change present company including regulatory risks associated current and/or expected government policy climate change e g emissions limits energy efficiency standards
UK power generation sector embark period significant investment new capacity existing stations close demand continues rise approach UK EU Governments regulating carbon significant impact nature investment fully support continuing role EU Emissions Trading Scheme primary instrument delivering emissions reductions power sector present uncertainty role scheme 2012 second phase ends power generators regulatory risk associated nature EUETS carbon price determined risk affects operators existing plant potential investors new stations illustrate significance uncertainty carbon price € 20/tCO2 affect electricity prices £ 6/MWh £ 13/MWh current prices £ 40/MWh

 
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Question 1(a)(ii) Physical risks
<>For question state time period possible associated financial implications commercial risks does climate change present company including physical risks business operations scenarios identified Intergovernmental Panel climate Change expert bodies sea level rise extreme weather events resource shortages
nuclear power stations situates close coast robust safety cases realistically possible extreme weather events specific protection necessary example routinely monitor 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 report http //www british energy uk/pagetemplate php pid=354

 
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Question 1(a)(iii) risks
<>For question state time period possible associated financial implications Apart regulatory physical risks described answers questions 1(a)(i) 1(a)(ii) commercial risks does climate change present company including shifts consumer attitude demand
Growing awareness climate change impacts lead consumers requiring different products services electricity sector mean new demands consumers domestic commercial industrial sectors electricity companies responded changing landscape

 
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Question 1(b) Opportunities
<>For question state time period possible associated financial implications commercial opportunities does climate change present company existing new products services
British Energy's core business nuclear electricity generation increasingly carbon constrained world growing recognition value nuclear generation carbon free source electricity generation reflected public policy approach existing stations new build marketplace EUETS puts price carbon benefits carbon free generation nuclear wind comparision gas coal generation 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

 
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Question 1(c) Strategy
<>For question state time period possible associated financial implications objectives targets strategies undertaken planning manage risks opportunities detailed questions 1(a) 1(b) include adaptation physical risks
seek major player new nuclear build programme UK aim maximise value existing assets (coal nuclear) involvement implementation EUETS seek optimise trading function light growing consumer climate change

 
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Section A – 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accounting
Question 2(a)(i) – Methodology – Accounting Year
<>Please state accounting year used report GHG emissions
report emissions accordance obligations EUETS scheme operates calendar year basis largest single source emissions coal power station report emissions station financial year basis annual report Corporate Social Responsibility report Carbon intensity easily reported financial year basis publish electricity generation figures

 
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Question 2(a)(ii) – Methodology
<>Please state methodology emissions calculated
 Other 

 
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Operational emissions monitored verified accordance requirements EUETS Travel emissions based car fuel use data records journeys held financial systems easily reported annual basis Indirect emissions based fuel bills easily reported financial year

 
<>Please state reporting boundaries data provided questionnaire
Option 1 – consolidated financial statements

 
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Question 2(a)(iii) – Methodology – External verficiation
<>Please state information provided externally verified audited
 Yes 
Operational emissions externally verified accordance requirements EUETS emissions calculated according standard methods assured Corporate Social Responsibility reporting cycle completed CDP submission deadline

 
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Question 2(a)(iv) – Methodology – Variations emissions
<>Please provide explanation significant variations emissions year year major acquisitions divestments introduction new technologies
structural changes year affect emissions

 
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Question 2(b) – Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG Protocol Year 1 answers
state direct indirect GHG emissions metric tonnes CO2e global Annex B countries having difficulty reporting emissions figures CO2e metric tonnes guidance answering CDP5 questionnaire available
<>Please enter accounting year used report GHG emissions details
31 December 2006

 
<>Total Global Emissions

 
<>Total Emissions Annex B countries

 
<>Scope 1 activity emissions globally
<>7705000 CO2e metric tonnes

 
<>Scope 1 activity emissions Annex B
<>7705000 CO2e metric tonnes

 
<>Scope 2 activity emissions globally
<>53700 CO2e metric tonnes

 
<>Scope 2 activity emissions Annex B
<>53700 CO2e metric tonnes

 
<>Please state MWh electricity purchased consumed company globally
108000 MWh

 
<>Please state MWh electricity purchased consumed company Annex B countries
108000 MWh

 
<>Please state percentage purchased consumed MWh electricity renewables globally

 
<>Please state percentage purchased consumed MWh electricity renewables Annex B countries

 
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 Yes 
electricity "purchased consumed" power station sites comes directly stations strictly electricity don't sell electricity purchase

 
Question 2(c) – Scope 3 GHG Protocol Year 1 answers
<>Please enter accounting year used report GHG emissions details
29 2007

 
<>If possible provide estimates metric tonnes CO2e following categories emissions Use/disposal company’ s products services

 
<>Your supply chain

 
<>External distribution/logisitics

 
<>Employee business travel

 
<>Other

 
<>Please provide details sources emissions entered figure "Other" box

 
<>Please provide information measurement scope 3 emissions
measured figures Scope 3 emissions year recent study life cycle impacts nuclear stations showed CO2 emissions 5g/kWh 2006/7 generated 51 2TWh imply total nuclear life cycle emissions region 256 000tCO2 note figures illustrative exact annual figures

 
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Section B – 3 Additional Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accounting
Question 3(a) – Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG Protocol emissions country
Using methodology set 2(a) 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
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Country Scope 1
Emissions (Tonnes CO2e)
Scope 2
Emissions (Tonnes CO2e)
United Kingdom 7705000 53700

 
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Question 3(b) – Facilities covered EU Emissions Trading Scheme
provide details total emissions metric tonnes CO2e facilities covered EU ETS details allowances issued applicable National Allocation Plans
<>Emissions total facilities covered EU ETS figure metric tonnes CO2e
7700945 metric tonnes CO2e

 
<>Total number allowances issued National Allocation Plans applicable installations covered EU ETS
4569712 metric tonnes CO2e

 
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Question 3(c) – EU ETS impact
<>What impact profitability EU Emissions Trading Scheme
year emitted 3131233 tonnes CO2 free allocation requiring purchase allowances likely element carbon price passed electricity prices benefit nuclear generation coal plant difficult calculate impacts effects carbon price varied significantly year did factors affecting electricty price fossil fuel prices year carbon price fell € 23/tCO2 € 7/tCO2

 
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Section B – 4 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Management
Question 4(a)(i) Reduction programmes
emission reduction programs does company place include reduction programs related operations energy consumption supply chain product use/disposal
<>Does company emissions reduction program
 No 

 
<>What baseline year emissions reduction program (YYYY format 1990)

 
<>If use baseline year reduction programme provide details reference point programme

 
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Question 4(a)(ii) Reduction programmes
emissions reduction targets period targets extend
<>Emissions reductions target (%)

 
<>Time frame reduction target

 
<>Further information

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
 Yes 
developed carbon calculator tool raise awareness carbon emissions associated individual travel (to work work) office use energy rolled employee Company

 
Question 4(a)(iii) Reduction programmes
<>What investment been/will required achieve targets (In $)

 
<>Over time period (In years)

 
<>More

 
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Question 4(a)(iv) Reduction programmes
<>What emissions reductions associated costs savings achieved date result program

 
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Question 4(a)(v) Reduction programmes
<>What renewable energy energy efficiency activities undertaking manage emissions

 
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Question 4(b) Emissions trading
company’ s strategy trading EU Emissions Trading Scheme CDM/JI projects trading systems (e g CCX RGGI etc) relevant 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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strategy managing carbon position commercially sensitive

 
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Question 4(c) Emissions intensity
state measurement believe best describes company’ s emissions intensity performance historical current emissions intensity measurements targets
<>Best measurement emissions intensity company
best measurement electricty sector gCO2/kWh apply generation supply Intensity reported basis generation

 
<>Historical intensity details

 
<>Current intensity details
120gCO2/kWh

 
<>Target details

 
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Question 4(d) Energy costs
total costs energy consumption e g fossil fuels electric power percentage total operating costs does represent
<>Total costs energy consumption (in US$)
5500000 US$

 
<>Percentage total operating costs (%)
0.4 %

 
<>More Details
Energy cost figures approximate Important costs exclude fuel supply electricity generation

 
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Question 4(e) Planning
estimate company’ s future emissions provide details estimates summarize methodology factor cost future emissions capital expenditure planning considerations impact investment decisions
<>Do estimate company’ s future emissions
 Yes 

 
<>Please provide details estimates summarize methodology provide details estimate company's future emissions
Future emissions relate planned operation electricity generation assets commercially sensitive

 
<>How factor cost future emissions capital expenditure planning
operating investment decisions power generating companies factor cost carbon result EUETS

 
<>Have considerations impact investment decisions

 
<>Please provide details

 
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Section B – 5 Climate Change Governance - Responsibility
Question 5(a)(i) Responsibility
<>Which Board Committee executive body overall responsibility climate change
specific responsibility climate change strategy Board level Responsibility lies Company Secretary turn reports CEO communicate climate change GHG emission issues annual report CSR report

 
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Question 5(a)(ii) Responsibility
<>What mechanism Board executive body reviews company’ s progress status regarding climate change

 
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Question 5(b) Individual performance
<>Do provide incentive mechanisms managers reference activities relating climate change strategy including attainment GHG targets
 No 

 
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