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International climate change target frameworks

This report summarises greenhouse gas emissions target frameworks for countries known to have statutory and / or highly ambitious climate...

Across Scales in Energy Decision Making (ASCEND) Workshop

The ASCEND workshop brought together policy, business, research and other communities to discuss the challenges of whole energy systems analysis...

Review of actions taken by countries and regions to meet ambitious climate goals

This research reviews the actions being taken by some countries and regions, aspiring to leadership on tackling climate change, and...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Experts and evidence in public decision making

During a citizens’ jury, participants need to learn more about the topic at hand before they go on to deliberate...

Lost at sea? Charting wave energy’s difficult innovation journey towards commercialisation in the UK

The UK has a rich history of wave energy technology innovation stretching back to 1976 when it launched its first...

Distributional aspects of energy policy: Domestic-scale PV uptake under FITs

A key aspect of the Scottish Government’s aspirations is inclusive economic growth. That is, growth across the income distribution. This...