Policy paper

2050 Pathways Analysis

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.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


2050 Pathways Analysis

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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