These publications from the Westminster and Holyrood governments may be of interest to scientists:
“The Review of the Climate Challenge Fund has investigated in depth the impacts of 21 community projects across Scotland looking to reduce carbon emissions and explored how they have been successful. This short summary gives key findings drawn from the main report.”
Reports on progress made towards the installation of “smart” electricity and gas meters, which should be installed in all homes in Great Britain by 2019.
“Smart meters, together with real time in-home displays, can provide consumers with detailed information on their energy use and access to a wide range of off-peak tariffs. Smart meters also allow suppliers to collect meter readings electronically, provide more accurate bills and cut costs.”
Scotland is officially free of bovine tuberculosis, with most cases linked to imports from endemic areas in England, Wales and Ireland. This report investigates changing to a risk-based method for selecting herds for bTB testing.
Includes useful section on understanding flood risk.
Fantastic resource for agricultural statistics. The Pocketbook of Agricultural Facts & Figures for 2010 has also been published.
Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs report about the natural environment in England. Includes an appendix listing 92 government commitments aimed at protecting and improving the natural environment.
Scottish Government Consultations
Proposals for secondary legislation to change the way in which higher education tuition fees are applied to students who normally live in another part of the UK outside Scotland (RUK).
Human Tissue Authority [PDF file]
The Human Tissue Authority regulates activities concerning the removal, storage, use and disposal of human tissue.
Ofgem [PDF file]
Ofgem is the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets, regulating the gas and electricity industries in Great Britain.
Health and Safety Executive [PDF file]
Veterinary Medicines Directorate [PDF file]
Health Protection Agency [PDF file]
The Health Protection Agency is an independent UK organisation that was set up by government in 2003 to protect the public from threats to their health from infectious diseases and environmental hazards.
You can find lots more useful government publications on the UWS Government Publications blog.