There are three core scenarios for deployment of district heating (DH) to 2050:
The three scenarios reflect different levels of policy intervention to incentivise and assist the roll-out of district heating in the UK. For each scenario, we have presented the range of heat sources likely to be employed, the associated carbon emissions abatement and the abatement cost.
With closures of steel plants announced in recent weeks, the competitive position of energy-intensive industries in the UK has been much in the news. Policies to reduce carbon emissions, which have increased electricity costs to industry, have been amongst the concerns said to have contributed to problems at UK plants. This technical note addresses these issues in detail.
This report describes the results of a project to investigate the development of plausible high-end climate change scenarios. It covers the following climate hazards: heat waves, cold snaps, low and high rainfall, droughts, floods and windstorms. An independent report, it has been produced for the Adaptation Sub-Committee to help inform the UK 2017 climate change risk assessment.
This report sets out scenarios for the UK power sector in 2030 as an input to the Committee’s advice on the fifth carbon budget, given the importance of the power sector to meeting economy-wide emissions targets.
Value of flexibility in a decarbonised grid and system externalities of low-carbon generation technologies (Imperial College London)Supporting research
This research report aims to explicitly identify and quantify the system integration costs of low-carbon generation technologies in the context of the future, largely decarbonised UK electricity system.
This study, commissioned by the Committee on Climate Change from NERA Economic Consulting, looks at the interaction between these reforms with other aspects of the prevailing market and regulatory arrangements in the electricity market, and in particular the system integration costs associated with alternative low-carbon generation technologies.
This assessment looks at future flood risk in the UK. It considers three climate change scenarios and three population growth projections: low, high and no growth. The analysis presented covers the whole of the UK and the risks associated with coastal, fluvial, surface water and groundwater flooding.
This research by the AVOID2 consortium describes an assessment of the global-scale impacts of climate change under three different potential temperature pathways through the 21st Century. These pathways reach peaks of 2ºC, 3ºC and 4ºC above pre-industrial values by 2100.
This report examines the scientific and international circumstances the Committee is required to consider under the Climate Change Act when advising the Government and Parliament on the Fifth Carbon Budget.