Wednesday 12th June 3.30pm
‘From Here to 2050: Low-Carbon Energy System Trajectories for the UK’ by Professor Paul Ekins, Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources at University College London on (room C1, George Begg Building, Sackville Street).
From Here to 2050: Low-Carbon Energy System Trajectories for the UK Professor Paul Ekins, Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy, Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources at University College London (biography attached)
Over the last eight years the UK MARKAL energy system model has been used to deliver insights into how a low-carbon energy system for the UK might develop and how it might look in 2050. This seminar will give an overview of four scenario sets from the model that were used for this purpose, carried out by different modelling teams at different times with changes in assumptions. The results that emerge are fascinating in both their differences and their similarities, the former showing some of the key uncertainties in how the UK energy system might develop, and the latter giving more robust insights into some of the things that will need to happen if the UK’s carbon targets are to be met. The seminar will explore these necessary developments and speculate about the policies that might be needed to bring them about.