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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.

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.

Assessing greenhouse gas emissions from Scotland’s fishing fleet

This study assesses greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy use on fishing vessel. It considers a range of characteristics including vessel length, engine power, areas operated and species targeted.

Comparing Scottish bioenergy supply and demand in the context of Net-Zero targets

Biomass can contribute to negative emissions when deployed as Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS). This report looks at domestic supply and demand within decarbonisation pathways and the required scale of BECCS.

The role and impact of innovation agencies - an international review

This report reviews scholarly literature and case study data on the role of public sector agencies in accelerating technological innovation. It aims to inform heat decarbonisation policy discussions in Scotland.

Expanding Scottish energy data - electricity and heat

This project sets out new and improved methodologies for collecting and assessing energy data in Scotland on some categories of electricity and heat demand.

Security of Scottish electricity supply - gauging the perceptions of industry stakeholders

This report examines security of electricity supply in Scotland in the context of Scotland's ambitious emissions reductions targets, the increase in renewable sources and the phasing out of nuclear power.

Improving the market benefits for lower-carbon industrial production in Scotland

This report investigates the potential for demand-side policy interventions to incentivise the decarbonisation of Scotland’s energy-intensive industries (EIIs). EIIs account for approximately 15% of Scotland's greenhouse gas emissions.

Review of gas and electricity levies and their impact on low-carbon heating uptake

This evidence review examines whether rebalancing of levies and charges between electricity and gas supplies might impact the deployment of low-carbon and renewable heat in both domestic and non-domestic settings.

Energy technology phase-out: Using international analogues to inform ‘net zero’ heat decarbonisation policy

This report seeks to inform the design of policy for the phase-out of fossil fuel heating by reviewing relevant historical and ongoing experiences of technology phase-out policy, and, by extension, phase-in, in the energy sector.

Costs of zero emissions heating in new buildings

This report looks at the costs of delivering zero emissions heating in domestic and (as far as possible) non-domestic new buildings. It identifies the factors that influence these costs and how they are split between different actors.

Heat pump use in Scotland - an evidence review

Heat pumps are expected to play a significant role in decarbonising heat in Scotland. This evidence review examines how heat pumps currently, or are likely to, perform in practice in Scottish buildings. It identifies best practice relevant to Scotland, as well as evidence gaps.