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Private Water Supplies in a changing climate: Insights from 2018

An assessment of the impact of the 2018 summer heatwave on private water supplies in Scotland.

Flood risk management in Scotland: Governance and developing shared agendas

An assessment of the governance of Flood Risk Management (FRM) in Scotland with the aim to develop shared agendas among all FRM stakeholders.

Water scarcity, climate change and land use options

This report looks at this future risk of water scarcity in Scotland, and the link between water scarcity and land use options.

Cross-cutting adaptation policy: a case study of Lyme disease

A method for characterising and analysing a cross-sectoral adaptation issue

Disruption and Continuity in the UK Energy Transition: What do the experts think?

The way we generate, distribute and consume energy is changing, and many observers anticipate accelerated changes ahead. This project presents the results of a UKERC/CXC survey of UK energy experts and stakeholders.

Community-led behaviour change

Understanding the role of behaviour and decision-making in meeting statutory targets is critical. It is recognised in the Scottish Government’s...

Evaluating the HES Homecare pilot

An evaluation of the HES Homecare pilot, tested the Energycarer approach to tackling rural fuel poverty in two rural areas.

Comparative analysis of farm-based carbon audits

This report is a comparative analysis of farm-based carbon audits. It draws together evidence on the effectiveness of existing tools deployed in the UK, Europe and the wider world.

The impact of energy system decarbonisation and decentralisation on Scotland’s electrical system

The opportunities for, and implications of, Scotland moving towards smart local energy systems that are driven by sustainable decarbonising energy resources.

Lessons from European regulation and practice for Scottish district heating regulation

This report looks at lessons from the regulation of district heating in seven European countries. It builds on two public consultations relating to regulation and is intended to inform the Scottish Government regarding the potential introduction of regulation and the form it should take.

Energy efficiency policy analysis with TIMES

Using scenarios to analyse different approaches for energy efficiency within TIMES, the whole energy system modelling framework used by the Scottish Government to inform energy and climate change policy decisions.

Sea level rise: projections and impacts for Scotland

A review of the available evidence on projected sea level rise and its implications for Scotland