Below are some of our recently updated projects.

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Building-level energy storage: reducing consumer bills to deliver zero-emissions heat

This report examines the extent to which building-level energy storage technologies could help to reduce household energy costs when installed alongside zero-carbon heat technologies.

International climate justice, conflict and gender

This scoping study examines how Scottish Government policy can contribute in a targeted way to tackling the intersectional impacts of climate change, conflict and gender.

Scheme with different possible pahways for hydrogen production
Cost reduction pathways of green hydrogen production in Scotland

Hydrogen is a versatile energy vector that can be used in a range of applications without emitting carbon dioxide at the point of use. This study considers how the cost of producing green hydrogen and the supply chain could develop to 2045.

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An evidence review of data associated with non-domestic buildings

A report linking policy and data on characteristics, location, activity and greenhouse gas emissions for the non-domestic stock in Scotland.

Scottish whole energy system scenarios

A set of Scotland-specific whole energy system scenarios. These scenarios demonstrate three qualitatively different routes for Scotland to meet its emissions reduction targets.

Direct greenhouse gas emissions from low and zero carbon heating systems

An analysis of direct, point-of-use greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with zero carbon heating technologies.

Green Building Passports: a review for Scotland

A report on the purpose, structure and use of Green Building Passports (GBPs), along with the main barriers and opportunities when considering their possible introduction in Scotland.

The potential for agroforestry to reduce net GHG emissions in Scotland through the Woodland Carbon Code

This report assesses the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through different forms of agroforestry. Agroforestry combines trees and agriculture on the same plot of land.

Managing permanent grasslands for carbon sequestration in Scottish soils

This project synthesises the best state of knowledge on the effect of management practices on soil carbon sequestration in permanent, managed Scottish grasslands and modelled potential application.

Clean heat and energy efficiency workforce assessment

A review of the current capabilities and skills along the supply chain of the energy efficiency and low carbon heating technologies in Scotland, The research identifies the skills gaps and analyses the potential options to fill these gaps to meet the targets set out in the Heat in Buildings Strategy.

Climate action on Scottish islands: an initial mapping of the landscape

This research explores the available data for climate change action on Scottish islands, especially in relation to climate accounting exercises and good practices in dealing with the climate change emergency.

Scottish saltmarsh, sea-level rise, and the potential for managed realignment to deliver blue carbon gains

An assessment of the potential for managed realignment of Scotland’s coastline to create suitable areas for saltmarsh habitats within the intertidal environment specifically for blue carbon benefits.