- with the policy challange: Low carbon energy
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.
This set of reports explores the changes in the energy policy landscape and how they will impact domestic energy consumers. It aims to support the Scottish Government's work on consumer engagement and protection as part of Scotland’s low-carbon transition.
This study collects, analyses and maps data relating to previous district heating feasibility studies in Scotland. District heating feasibility study data, obtained primarily from industry stakeholders, was analysed to identify common barriers restricting district heating development and to map study locations.
This report details a study to produce a set of ‘air and energy accounts’ for Scotland for all years from 1998 to 2018, equivalent to ONS UK Environmental Accounts tables on Emissions and Energy. It supports implementation of the policies and proposals within the current Climate Change Plan published in 2018.
This study supports emerging policy aimed at the development and deployment of low-carbon heat networks (or district heating) by examining potential waste heat sources that have received limited attention in Scotland.
This evidence review examines Scottish consumers’ awareness of and attitudes towards low-carbon heating technologies and the consumer drivers and barriers to their take-up.
This report examines the role that grid-scale battery storage could play in providing a resilient, affordable electricity network and in furthering Scotland’s net-zero transition.
Pros and cons of using different definitions of cost effectiveness in relation to energy efficiency investments in homes and non-domestic buildings.
The Scottish Energy Strategy sets out an ambition for 50% of all energy consumed in Scotland to come from renewable sources by 2030. One of the actions to achieve this is developing a bioenergy action plan.