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European climate change case studies

This set of case studies reviews relevant national Climate Change and Energy strategies, plans and policies from elsewhere in Europe....

Using the TIMES model in developing energy policy

The Scottish Government has set very ambitious targets and policies in its Climate Change Plan to decarbonise the energy system....

Low Emission Zones and spatial vulnerability

Low Emission Zones is considered one way to address the poor air quality in certain parts of Scotland. But introducing...

Energy policy making: understanding effectiveness and the role of evidence

This event considered how we might determine whether policy is effective, efficient and equitable, and also how evidence is considered...

A scoping study on assessment practices for noise impacts from renewable technologies

The ClimateXChange Wind Farm Impacts Study, published in July 2015, made a number of recommendations for developing better guidance on...

STEAM – Scottish Transport Energy Air pollution Model

ClimateXChange convened a meeting with Transport Scotland to discuss the Scottish Transport Energy and Air Pollution Model (STEAM). This facilitated...

Identifying climate change adaptation research needs

In its independent assessment of the first Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme (SCCAP), the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Climate Change...

Detecting peatland drainage

Studies of how to model and use remote sensing to identified peatland drainage.

Security of electricity supply

When the Longannet power station closed in 2016 it raised debate about Scotland's ability to meet its peak demand for...

Muirburn, peatland and peat soils

This evidence assessment looks at the current state of knowledge on the impact of muirburn on peatland and peat soils....

Public Engagement with Energy System Change in Scotland

The Scottish Government published its draft Energy Strategy in January 2017. The draft Strategy is Scotland’s first overarching, system­‐wide strategy...

Review of Light and Shadow Effects from Wind Turbines in Scotland

How light and shadow effects from wind farms are considered in the development planning process in Scotland was raised in...