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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
Internet short cut for Welsh village with the longest name
The Welsh village with the longest name in the UK has succeeded in at least making one thing a whole lot shorter – the time it takes to surf the internet.
- Cardiff Airport key to Wales’ position in global market – First Minister
- Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.Learn more »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Development of a national standards and outcomes framework for Children and Young People's advocacy services in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Devolved Administration Greenhouse Gas Inventories, 1990-2010
The report presents estimates of greenhouse gas emissions for the constituent countries of the UK on both ‘by-source’ and ‘end-user’ basis. Separate greenhouse gas emission inventories have been estimated for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for the years 1990, 1995 and 1998 to 2010.
The information published in this report will be used to establish the 2006-2010 baseline against which the Welsh Government’s commitment to reduce emissions in Wales by 3 per cent per year by 2011, in areas of devolved competence, is measured.
The full report is available via the NAEI website.
The key points for Wales are:
- Overall, since the base year (1990/1995), emissions of the basket of greenhouse gases have generally fallen. In 2010 it was estimated that emissions totalled
46.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent, a fall of 15 per cent compared to base year emissions.
- There was an increase of around 8 per cent in greenhouse gas emissions in 2010 compared with 2009. This was due to increases in the residential, business and industrial process sectors, which may have been affected by the cold winters, at the start and end of 2010, and an increase in the production of iron and steel.
- The main source of emissions continues to be the energy sector which produces around 36 per cent of all greenhouse gas emissions. In comparison, business is the second biggest source, accounting for 21 per cent of emissions in 2010.
- Wales has a higher proportion of traded emissions covered by the EU Emissions trading Scheme than the rest of the UK, referred to as the ‘traded’ sector. This reflects the high share of heavy industry and electricity generation in Wales (e.g. emissions from power stations, refineries and integrated iron and steelworks). As a result, 48.4 per cent of the total CO2 emissions in Wales were produced by the ‘non-traded’ sector in 2010.
- When considering emissions from end users as opposed to energy producers, for example emissions from power stations are re-allocated to users of electricity, it is estimated that, with exclusion of emissions associated with energy exports, Wales has seen a fall of over 22 per cent since the base year.
- Wales has a lesser share of UKs end user emissions compared to the by source estimates, and has achieved higher emission reductions since the base year than the by source inventories indicate.
Please note these figures are not classed as National Statistics.
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