Below are some of our recently updated projects.

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Processing farming waste through anaerobic digestion

Assessing the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by processing agricultural wastes through anaerobic digestion plants.

Economic analysis of Scotland’s wind and hydrogen sectors

Baseline data and assessment of the structure, conduct and performance of Scotland’s onshore wind, offshore wind and hydrogen sectors.

Reducing car use through parking policies: an evidence review

A report on the effectiveness of different parking management interventions in reducing car use.

Network investment costs of the heat and transport transition

An assessment of costs for heat transition and transport decarbonisation in Scotland for different rates of adoption of low-carbon technologies.

Two ferries and a small boat on the water and a Scottish hill in the background.
Low-carbon transport fuels – an evidence review

A review of the evidence and policy surrounding low-carbon fuels in transport, with a focus on the aviation and maritime sectors.

Categorising emissions in non-domestic buildings

Methodology for apportioning measured emissions in non-domestic buildings

Whole building assessment in multi-owner and mixed-use buildings

Options for whole building assessments for energy efficiency and zero direct emissions heat

Review of social housing archetypes to support EESSH2 review

This project defines archetypes for dwellings in the social housing sector.

Four LPG tanks
Hydrogen as a storage medium in Scotland

Options for storing energy in the form of hydrogen in Scotland and its potential for reducing curtailment of renewable energy

International heat and energy efficiency policy review

An analysis of international approaches to regulating domestic energy efficiency and heat decarbonisation that are comparable with Scotland’s aims.

Plants in agricultural field and the hands of a person holding a notebook and a pencil.
Scottish agricultural knowledge and innovation system

An options appraisal for a fully integrated Scottish AKIS.

The benefits of sustainable travel to local high streets and town centres

An evidence base on the environmental, economic and social impacts of sustainable travel for local high streets and town centres for those promoting, campaigning on, designing and delivering sustainable travel interventions.