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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

The HEFCE domain - - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.


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What are HEFCE’s requirements for carbon management plans?
What are HEFCE's requirements relating to scope 3 emissions?
What will HEFCE’s future requirements be in relation to carbon management plans?
Which carbon conversion factors should we use?
The revised institutional carbon baseline report applies gross conversion factors to energy consumption. Why is this different from the earlier guidance on producing carbon management strategies and plans?
Should emissions from residences be included in our carbon baseline and management plan?
We are having difficulty assembling a 2005 carbon baseline. What are our options?
Do institutional carbon targets need to match the sector carbon targets?
Can we change our 2005 baseline or targets?
We have changed our 2005 baseline or targets. Do we need to inform HEFCE?
What happens if we don’t hit our target?
Our target takes account of projected figures for grid decarbonisation. If these are not realised then we may not meet our target. What should we do?
Can we claim an emission reduction from renewable electricity projects that benefit from Feed-in Tariffs or Renewable Obligation Certificates?
What about offsetting? Can we use certified schemes to reduce our carbon emissions?
What if we have renewables on land that we own remote from our campus and therefore export most of this electricity to the grid? Can we subtract carbon equating to this generation from our carbon emissions?

Page last updated 23 May 2017