Current and future lifecycle emissions of key low-carbon technologies and alternatives

This is a report supporting Reducing the UK’s carbon footprint and managing competitiveness risks (April 2013).

The supporting research considers the life-cycle of emissions of key low-carbon technologies and answers the following questions:

  • What are the life-cycle emissions associated with each of the technologies?
  • How do the life-cycle emissions compare to the counterfactual?
  • Do the emissions arise in the UK, or are they embedded in imported goods? If embedded, where are they imported from?
  • How might emissions change in the future?
  • How could emissions be reduced?

The supporting research was written by Ricardo-AEA.