Evidence Published: Carbon emissions in the Yorkshire and the Humber region

The Yorkshire and the Humber Select Committee will publish the written evidence submitted to its inquiry into Carbon emissions in the Yorkshire and the Humber Region on 1 April. All of the documents can be downloaded on the Committee web page here: http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/yorkshire/yorkshire_reports_and_publications.cfm

The Committee is recommending that any future Yorkshire and Humber Committee appointed after the election should continue the inquiry.

Chair of the Yorkshire and Humber Committee, Eric Illsey MP, said:

"Sadly we will not have time to publish a Report before Parliament is dissolved for the General Election. However, we recommend that any successor Committee appointed in the new Parliament continue our work looking into Carbon emissions in the Yorkshire and the Humber region."

The Committee received written evidence on Carbon emissions in the Yorkshire and the Humber region that looked at the following issues:

Levels of carbon emissions

€ the extent to which Yorkshire and the Humber is a region with a carbon-intensive economy;

€ which regional industries and other activities contribute to carbon production in the region;

€ how Yorkshire and the Humber compares with other regions in terms of carbon production;

Reducing carbon emissions

€ which organisations are active in the region to reduce carbon emissions;

€ which branches of central, regional and local government are working to reduce carbon emissions in the region, and the extent to which they are working together;

€ the extent to which the Integrated Regional Strategy is likely to be effective in coordinating efforts to reduce carbon production in the region;

€ what projects are operating or are planned to reduce carbon emissions in the region, with illustrative examples of how they are working and their prospects for success;

The low-carbon economy

€ how regional industries can take advantage of the low-carbon economy;

€ the barriers to the region becoming a low carbon economy;

€ where the future of the regional carbon economy lies.