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    • Net zero behaviours in the recovery from COVID-19 

      Mulholland, Ciaran; Millar, Catriona; Gray, Emily; Whitmarsh, Lorraine (Ipsos MORI, 2022-02)
      The COVID-19 pandemic brought about extraordinarily rapid changes in individuals’ behaviours. Lockdown restrictions designed to contain the spread of the virus had a knock-on impact on our daily movements and behaviours ...
    • Comparing Scottish Bioenergy Supply and Demand in the Context of Net-Zero Targets 

      Meek, David; Jenevezian, Amber; Leishman, Robbie; Odeh, Naser; Bates, Judith (Ricardo Energy & Environment, 2022-01)
      This report updates estimates of Scotland’s domestic bioenergy supply, analyses demand for bioenergy in published net zero pathways, and assesses the scale of Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage that could support ...
    • Review of International Delivery of Negative Emission Technologies (NETs) 

      Simon, Richard; Erbay, Yörükcan; Henderson, Cameron; Taylor, Richard (Element Energy, 2022-01)
      This report looks at international case studies of relevant NETs projects covering direct air capture and a wide range of configurations of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, and explored applicability of the ...
    • Understanding Opportunities for Developing a Scottish CO2 Utilisation Economy 

      Baltac, Silvian; Mitchell, Amelia; Calvo Conde, Enrique-Garcia; Platt, Richard (Element Energy, 2022-01)
      This study highlights potential economic opportunities of CO2 utilisation for Scotland, identifies specific sectors and sub-sectors where development of utilisation technologies could have an impact; and recommends factors ...
    • Reducing car kilometres in Scotland - public perceptions as to what needs to be in place - Summary report 

      Brown, Llinos; Anable, Jillian (University of Leeds, 2021-11)
      The purpose of this research was to gain an insight into public perceptions of the Scottish Government’s commitment to reduce car kilometres by 20% by 2030. This summary reports on suggestions from participants as to what ...
    • Reducing car kilometres in Scotland – public perceptions of car clubs and car sharing 

      Brown, Llinos; Anable, Jillian (University of Leeds, 2021-11)
      The purpose of this research was to gain an insight into public perceptions of the Scottish Government’s commitment to reduce car kilometres travelled by 20% by 2030. This summary focuses on findings related to car clubs.
    • Industrial Strategy in Scotland: A review of cluster-based initiatives 

      Parker, Kyle; Winskel, Mark; Kerr, Niall (University of Edinburgh, 2021-09)
      Scotland’s low carbon transition is increasingly framed as an opportunity for the commercialisation of low carbon technologies, green economic growth and the creation of green jobs. This report considers historic efforts ...
    • Review of gas and electricity levies and their impact on low carbon heating uptake 

      Boorman, Adam; Lowrey, Craig; Goswell, Tom (Cornwall Insight, 2021-09)
      The research aims for the project were to investigate, set-out, and analyse low carbon levies. The report describes the current energy policy levies implemented by the UK government that consumers in Scotland face, sets ...
    • Monitoring soil health in Scotland by land use category – a scoping study 

      Neilson, Roy; Aitkenhead, Matt; Lilly, Allan; Loades, Kenneth (The James Hutton Institute, 2021-09)
      Monitoring of soil health in a changing climate is a priority issue for Scottish Government. In 2020, CXC published a baseline report that pulled together existing research on the vulnerability of Scottish soils to climate ...
    • Drought risk in Scottish forests 

      Locatelli, Tom; Beauchamp, Kate; Perks, Mike; Xenakis, Georgios; Nicoll, Bruce; Morison, James (Forest Research, 2021-09)
      Drought, as a significant risk to Scottish forests, is likely to be exacerbated by the changing climate. In light of increased drought events in recent years, we were asked to review the available evidence, and report on ...
    • Improving the Market Benefits for Lower-Carbon Industrial Production in Scotland 

      Wilson, Cavin; Katz, Alex; Bell, Matthew; Plastow, Grace; Purcell, Mark (Frontier Economics, 2021-09)
      This report investigates the potential for demand-side policy interventions to incentivise the decarbonisation of Scotland’s energy-intensive industries (EII). It provides an overview of the evidence relating to the design ...
    • Measuring recovery from extreme weather events 

      Orr, Paula; Morse-Jones, Sian; Jones, Rebecca; White, Christopher; Mannix, Nick (Collingwood Environmental Planning, 2021-09)
      A lack of national targets and data to measure recovery from extreme and/or repeated climate-related events has been identified as an area of ‘high concern’ in the Climate Change Committee’s (CCC) assessments of the Scottish ...
    • Evidence review for hydrogen for heat in buildings 

      Castek, Robert; Harkin, Stephen (Delta-EE, 2021-09)
      This project was commissioned to help build a clear evidence base, using existing literature, relating to all aspects of the use of hydrogen to heat buildings including supporting infrastructure and costs. Lessons gained ...
    • Emissions impact of home working in Scotland 

      Riley, Richard; Duffy, Alistair; Foster, Sam; Bosredon, Melanie; Simmonds, David (Element Energy, 2021-08)
      Working from home leads to a reduction in commuting and office emissions, and an increase in home emissions from heating. How these emission changes balance out for an individual defines their emissions impact from home ...
    • Behaviour change and attitudes in the Scottish agricultural sector – a rapid evidence assessment 

      Thompson, Bethan; Morrison, Rosanna; Stephen, Kate; Eory, Veronika; Ferreira, Joana; Vigors, Belinda; Botero Degiovanni, Hernan; Barnes, Andrew; Toma, Luiza (SRUC, 2021-08)
      The Scottish Government is committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture as part of Scotland’s target to reach net-zero emissions by 2045. To meet this very challenging target, the sector and ...
    • Last mile delivery in Scotland 

      Worthy, Fergus (Cenex, 2021-08)
      This research sets out to: develop a profile of last mile delivery in Scotland; estimate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from these deliveries; understand what activities are underway in other jurisdictions to reduce ...
    • Understanding carbon sequestration in upland habitats 

      Baggaley, N; Britton, A; Barnes, A; Buckingham, S; Holland, J; Lilly, A; Pakeman, R; Rees, R; Taylor, A; Yeluripati, J (The James Hutton Institute, 2021-07)
      This project set out to review the current state of knowledge on the potential for carbon sequestration in key Scottish upland open habitats. Upland soils play a vital role in regulating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in ...
    • Energy technology phase-out: Using international analogues to inform ‘net zero’ heat decarbonisation policy 

      Kerr, Niall; Winskel, Mark (2021-07)
      The phasing-out of fossil fuel heating and the transition to low carbon heating is in some ways unprecedented. It is characterised by urgency, given the critical importance of the heat sector in achieving Scottish and UK ...
    • Deer in a changing climate – how do wild deer affect carbon sequestration in Scottish woodlands? 

      Hirst, Christopher (University of Edinburgh, 2021-06)
      The Scottish Government is investing significant resources into expanding Scotland’s woodland cover in order to increase carbon sequestration and mitigate climate change. Wild animals are rarely considered in carbon storage ...
    • Heat pump use: an evidence review 

      Burns, Freya; Strachan, Stephen; Clark, Tessa (Changeworks, 2021-06)
      Heat pumps are a proven technology and in some markets such as Sweden, the technology is relatively mature. However, there is limited Scottish-specific evidence on technical performance and efficiencies, as well as on the ...