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Key implications

The key implications of the UK 2050 pathway calculator, as reported in the orignal 2050 pathways report:

  1. Ambitious per capita energy demand reduction is needed – but is not sufficient
  2. Substantial electrification of heating, transport and industry is needed
  3. Electricity supply needs to be almost totally decarbonised, while supply may also need to double
  4. A growing level of variable renewable generation increases the challenge of balancing the electricity grid
  5. Sustainable bioenergy is a vital part of a low carbon energy system
  6. Reduction in emissions from agriculture, waste, industrial processes and international transport will be necessary by 2050
  7. Fossil fuels will continue to play an important role