This report sets the Committee’s advice on the potential for renewable energy development in the UK, and advice on whether existing targets should be reviewed.
The Committee was asked to provide this advice as part of the Coalition Agreement in May 2010.
The report contains new analysis of technical feasibility and economic viability of renewable and other low-carbon energy technologies and scenarios for renewable energy deployment to 2030.
- Print-ready PDF of full report
- Executive summary
- Interactive PDF of full report – easy to navigate & view on-screen
- Presentation by Lord Turner
- Press release
Download individual chapters of the report
- Chapter 1 – Renewable electricity generation scenarios
- Chapter 2 – Developing options for renewable electricity
- Chapter 3 – Developing options for renewable heat
- Chapter 4 – Developing options for renewable transport
- Chapter 5 – Overview of renewable energy scenarios and impacts
Exhibits – supporting data for each chapter
- Executive Summary
- Chapter 1 – exhibits
- Chapter 2 – exhibits
- Chapter 3 – exhibits
- Chapter 4 – exhibits
- Chapter 5 – exhibits
- Mott MacDonald (2011) “Costs of low-carbon generation technologies”
- Element Energy and NERA (2011) “Achieving deployment of renewable heat”
- Oxera (2011) “Discount rates for low-carbon and renewable generation technologies”
- Poyry (2011) “Analysing technical constraints on renewable generation to 2050”
Limited numbers of the CCC’s full report were printed. The report was printed using waterless printing, 100% renewable energy and vegetable oil based inks on paper with 100% recycled content, FSC, EMAS and ISO 14001 certified.
- Renewable Energy Review – Technical Annex – Costs of low-carbon generation technologies
- Renewable Energy Review – Technical Annex – Energy system modelling using the Energy Technologies Institute ESME model
Time preference, costs of capital and hidden costs
In assessing costs and benefits, the Committee aims to follow Green Book principles. The appropriate discount rate for use in appraisal is a recurring issue in our modelling. This note aims to provide further guidance on our approach.