This report reviews the heating technologies and heat decarbonisation policies of nine European countries: the UK (with a focus on Scotland), the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, France, Germany and Ireland).
Examining how satellite observations of the atmosphere could be used to report GHG emissions more frequently and with less time-lag.
A snapshot of employers’ experience of staff working from home/flexible working, business travel and commuting before the COVID-19 pandemic, during the lockdown in March-June 2020, and in the longer term as we recover from the pandemic.
An assessment of the social care support sector’s resilience to climate change, and possible steps to increasing resilience. The research was conducted prior to the Covid pandemic.
In 2018, agriculture was responsible for 18% of Scotland’s total GHG emissions. More than half of this was attributed to methane, mostly from digestion of feed by cattle and sheep. This summary of a rapid evidence assessment examines feed additives developed to reduce these emissions.
Updated estimates of the mitigation potential and the cost-effectiveness of four farm technologies and practices which can reduce GHG emissions in Scotland.
Scotland has committed to phasing out new petrol and diesel vehicles in favour of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs). This report identifies the economic impacts of increasing ULEVs, both positive and negative.
Assessing the potential production of grain and forage legumes, such as beans, peas, lucerne and clover, in Scotland. These crops can help fix atmospheric nitrogen, potentially reducing the need for synthetic fertiliser.
This research reviews current practice in considering greenhouse gas emissions as part of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) regimes used in planning decisions.
This report examines the potential for a sustainable expansion of perennial bioenergy crop production on low-grade agricultural land or underutilised land, focusing on short rotation coppice, miscanthus and short rotation forestry.
This report aims to develop a greater understanding of industrial decarbonisation projects in Scottish energy-intensive industries (EIIs), to catalogue the pipeline of such projects, and identify overarching decarbonisation themes.
The British electricity sector landscape has changed as more renewables, particularly solar and wind, are connected to the power system. This report examines the far-reaching implications for the operation of national electricity networks and makes recommendations to help ensure security of supply.