Business News | Aug 25, 2010

2050 Pathways Analysis - UK

Climate change affects the entire planet, and is by definition a global issue. The UK is taking world-leading action at home to address the problem, but ultimately we need global solutions. Energy is a global issue too. The UK imports an increasing amount of its energy, and, the supplies are to remain secure and priced competitively.


"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 to meet the 80% emissions reduction target domestically in a range of ways, and the online 2050 Pathways
allows people to explore the combination of effort which meet the emissions target while matching energy supply and demand. The route to 2050 will not be easy: we know that very substantial changes will be required across a wide range of sectors and across many aspects of our lives, even though we do not yet know the precise detail of these changes, says Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.

Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)


Introduction of the 2050 Energy Pathways Calculator.