Research and analysis

Creating a low carbon economy by 2050: a pathways analysis report

The analysis in this 2050 Pathways Analysis report presents a framework through which to consider some of the choices and trade-offs to be made over the next forty years.

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

Documents

2050 pathways analysis report

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2050 pathways analysis: Part 1 - Introduction and overview

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2050 pathways analysis: Part 2 - Detailed sectoral trajectories: energy demand-side sectors and other emissions

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Detailed sectoral trajectories

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Balancing and electricity imports

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Details

The analysis in this 2050 Pathways Analysis report presents a framework through which to consider some of the choices and trade-offs which we will have to make over the next forty years. It shows that it is possible for us to meet the 80% emissions reduction target domestically in a range of ways, and the online 2050 Pathways Calculator allows people to explore the combinations of effort which meet the emissions target while matching energy supply and demand.

Published 27 July 2010