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

McDowall, Will and Anandarajah, Gabrial and Ekins, Paul (2012) Insights into Scotland's climate and energy policies from energy systems modelling. Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, Special E (3). pp. 5-8. ISSN 2046-5378

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    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.