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Unconventional oil and gas: compatibility with Scottish greenhouse gas emissions targets

Published: 8 Nov 2016
Research into the compatibility of unconventional oil and gas with Scottish greenhouse gas emissions targets.
Published:
8 Nov 2016
Unconventional oil and gas: compatibility with Scottish greenhouse gas emissions targets

On 28 January 2015 the Scottish Government announced a moratorium on unconventional oil and gas (UOG).

Scottish Ministers commissioned a series of independent research projects into UOG to examine the potential environmental, health and economic impacts and to inform our evidence-led approach.

The research project into climate change impacts was carried out by the Committee on Climate Change. The research aims were to:

  • examine the impacts on territorial carbon emissions of unconventional oil and gas activities in Scotland in line with the economic scenarios;

  • consider how the impacts might vary over time.

Copyright for this report is retained by the Climate Change Committee.