Insights into Scotland's climate and energy policies from energy systems modelling

Will McDowall, Gabrial Anandarajah, Paul Ekins

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Abstract

Energy system models are powerful tools for examining the dynamics of a transition to a sustainable energy system. Here, we report the first application of a two-region version of the UK MARKAL energy system model that explicitly represents Scotland and the rest of the UK as distinct regions. We use this model to examine the implications of Scotland’s carbon and renewable energy targets, in the context of the targets legislated for the UK as a whole.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-8
Number of pages4
JournalFraser of Allander Economic Commentary
VolumeSpecial Edition
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • emission reduction targets
  • climate change
  • energy
  • economic growth
  • pollution
  • Scottish economy
  • environment
  • Scottish Government
  • Scottish Climate Change Act

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