Supplementary evidence to the Scottish Parliamentary Committee on Economy, Jobs and Fair Work: CCS and heat: Witness to Committee inquiry: Professor Stuart Haszeldine

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Abstract

We welcome and support the continued climate change mitigation action ambition of the Scottish Government presented in the Draft Climate Change Plan (hereafter referred to as the “Plan”), and look forwards to further strengthening of ambition in the forthcoming new Climate Change Bill.

The new approach built around the TIMES model is instructive and essential in identifying connections between the key sectors and critical technologies, including Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), which enable system-wide least cost decarbonisation. However, the Plan lacks detail in the assumptions and sensitivities of the TIMES output, and how these might influence the results. Here, we suggest the Plan should contrast the optimum scenario presented with a very few variant scenarios excluding or delaying the application of a technology, such as CCS, to better inform on the expected additional costs and re-balancing of emissions reductions across sectors. Such analysis is of particular importance for areas of action and technology deployment, which are not primarily the remit of the Scottish Government.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSCCS
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017

Publication series

NameSCCS Working Papers
PublisherSCCS
No.WP SCCS 2017-01

Keywords

  • CCS
  • EU ETS
  • hydrogen
  • steam methane reforming
  • SMR
  • Scottish Government Draft Climate Change Plan
  • decarbonised heat

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