- Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
- Part of:
- Energy and climate change: evidence and analysis
- 30 July 2010
This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
The analysis in this 2050 report presents a framework to consider some of the energy choices we will have to make over the next 40 years.
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The UK is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050, relative to 1990 levels. We need a transformation of the UK economy while ensuring secure, low carbon energy supplies to 2050, and face major choices about how to do this.
The analysis in this report presents a framework with which to explore a range of potential energy pathways from today to 2050 and to consider some of the difficult choices and trade-offs which we will have to make. This report is published as a Call for Evidence; alongside this, the detailed model – “the 2050 Pathways Calculator” – which underlies the analysis, has been published, as well as a user-friendly version of the model.
Published: 30 July 2010