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2050 Calculator one page case studies


Originally developed for the United Kingdom by the UK Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC), the 2050 Pathway Calculators are a suite of tools that let users create their own energy pathway for a given country. The calculator allows users to consider the choices and trade-offs nations face. They covers all parts of the economy and all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The models are rooted in scientific and engineering realities, looking at what is thought to be physically and technically possible in each sector.

This series of one page case studies looks at the use of the 2050 Calculator in the UK in the following areas:

  • Domestic transport behavior
  • Shift to zero emission transport
  • Choice of fuel cells or batteries
  • Domestic freight
  • International aviation
  • International shipping
  • Average temperature of homes
  • Home insulation
  • Domestic and commercial heating choices
  • Lighting and appliances
  • Electrification of cooking
  • Growth in industry
  • Energy intensity of industry
  • Commercial demand for heating and cooling
  • Nuclear power stations
  • Carbon capture and storage power stations
  • Carbon capture and storage power station fuel mix
  • Offshore wind
  • Onshore wind
  • Wave
  • Tidal stream
  • Tidal wave
  • Biomass power stations
  • Solar panels for electricity
  • Solar panels for hot water
  • Geothermal electricity
  • Hydroelectric power stations
  • Small scale wind
  • Electricity imports
  • Land dedicated to bioenergy
  • Livestock and their management
  • Volume and waste and recycling
  • Marine algae
  • Types of fuel from bioenergy
  • Bioenergy imports
  • Geosequestration
  • Storage, demand shifting and interconnection
  • The balancing stress-test