- with the policy challange: Low carbon energy
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.
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.
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 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.
This evidence review examines the potential of Heat as a Service (HaaS) to support decarbonising heating in domestic properties in Scotland. It outlines HaaS business models tried across Europe and categorises them in terms of consumer outcomes.
Hydrogen is one of only a handful of potential heat decarbonisation routes which offer a mass-market solution. This project was commissioned to help build a clear evidence base, using existing literature relating to all aspects of the use of hydrogen to heat buildings, including supporting infrastructure and costs.
This report assesses the impact of working from home (WFH) in Scotland. WFH has the potential to reduce carbon emissions associated with commuting and office space, but must be balanced against an expected increase in emissions in the home.
This report presents the findings of a technical review of the Scottish TIMES model. The model details all Scottish energy flows and greenhouse gas emissions, and explores the potential future benefits of a wide range of low-carbon fuels and technologies.
This report reviews the heating technologies and heat decarbonisation policies of nine European countries: the UK (with a focus on Scotland), the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, France, Germany and Ireland).
Examining how satellite observations of the atmosphere could be used to report GHG emissions more frequently and with less time-lag.
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.