POST corrections

Below is a list of recent corrections made to POSTnotes:

  • POSTnote 565: Decarbonising the Gas Network
    • Table 1: Estimated Carbon Footprint of Gases was amended. "Biomethane (average estimate)" had a carbon footprint listed of 2.1 gCO2/kWh. This was amended to -50 to 450 gCO2/kWh on 29 Nov 2017.
    • Table 1: Estimated Carbon Footprint of Gases was amended. "Biomethane (with propane addition)" was removed and replaced with the carbon footprint needed for RHI eligibility, of <125> on 29 Nov 2017.
    • On the third page, "The average carbon footprint of biomethane is around 1% that of natural gas. However, individual footprints can vary widely depending on the type of biomass, processing, and accounting method used to produce biomethane." was amended to "Individual footprints can vary widely depending on the type of biomass, processing, and accounting method used to produce biomethane. However, the carbon footprint of biomethane injected to the grid must be below a threshold (Table 1) to be eligible for RHI subsidy" on 29 Nov 2017.
  • POSTnote 556: Security of UK Food Supply
    • On the first page, "However, there is agreement that UK self-sufficiency in indigenous foods (those that can be produced in the UK) has been falling since the early 1990s and that a diversity of import markets is needed to achieve food security." was amended to "However, there is agreement that UK self-sufficiency in indigenous foods (those that can be produced in the UK) has been falling since the early 1990s and an increase in the diversity of international suppliers importing into the UK is needed to achieve food security" on 05 Jan 2018.
    • In the overview, "A new agriculture policy was announced in the Queen’s Speech to replace the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and make decisions on farming subsidies." was amended to "Intentions for a new agriculture policy were announced in the Queen’s Speech to replace the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and make decisions on farming subsidies." on 05 Jan 2018.
  • POSTnote 544: Research Integrity
    • On the first page, "While deliberate fraud does occur (such as that involving Andrew Wakefield, whose 1998 paper suggested a potential link between the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and autism), it is thought to be extremely rare (Box 1)." was amended to "While fraud may occur, it is thought to be extremely rare. In 1998 a paper published in the Lancet claimed a potential link between the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and autism. The Lancet fully retracted the paper in 2010 on the grounds that ‘several elements of the 1998 paper by Wakefield et al.’ were ‘incorrect’. A 2011 British Medical Journal article argued lead author Andrew Wakefield perpetrated fraud" on 08 Jan 2018. Novel references for this amendment are available in the text.
  • POSTnote 542: Natural Capital
    • On the third page, "However, others argue that assets are likely to be managed for their monetary values only, rather than their intrinsic (non-use) values that are difficult to measure financially..." was amended to "However, others argue that assets are likely to be managed for their monetary values only, rather than values that are difficult to measure financially.." on 01 Feb 2017.