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Title: 2050 Costs: Technical Manual

Content: Welcome to the 2050 Pathways Wiki. This resource will allow you to submit comments, evidence and data to help build our understanding of the costs involved in meeting the UK's 2050 emissions reduction targets. 

| *Sector Costs*                                     | *Costs Methodology*                                                               | *Web Interface*                 |
| Give feedback on technology costs now and in 2050. | Give feedback on the methodology used in calculating and comparing cost pathways. | How should costs be presented?  |
| See the sectors in the calculator                  | Read the methodology                                                              | How user friendly is this wiki? |

h1 What are we looking for?

As part of a wider analysis on the transition to a low carbon UK, the Department of Energy and Climate Change is exploring technology costs across the energy system and how these may develop from now until 2050. 

h2 Technology Costs

We are asking for expert input to establish cost ranges for some of the key technologies that may play a role in a low-carbon UK. We are not looking for commercially sensitive data, but do aim to compile a range of evidence from within industry and academia. If you have sectoral expertise and can provide evidence on the costs of a technology you can add this to the relevant sector costs page. 

h2 Method and Presentation

Feedback is also sought on calculating, projecting and presenting  costs from now until 2050. You can find out more about this by clicking the links above. 

h2 General comments

If you have comments of a general nature you will find space at the end of each wiki page where these can be added.

h1 How to add Cost Data

To quickly add a sector cost click 'add a cost' on the top right of the screen. Please fill in as much of the submission form as possible as this will help us allocate your costs appropriately. 

h1 Help

For help using the tool, general questions, including on methodology please email: 

For Technical problems with the wiki please email:

h1 Sector Contacts

* Waste and Agriculture - Ben Davison (
* Transport – Neil Fleming & Dan Lord ( and
* Power – Michael Clark & Joe Downie ( and
* Industry – Jan Kiso & Nazmiye Ozkan ( and
* Heat – Rees Howell 
* Methodology and presentation – Sophie Hartfield (, Tom Counsell (, Michael Clark, Neil Fleming, Nazmiye Ozkan

User: Tom Counsell

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Title: 2050 Calculator wiki

Content: The 2050 Calculator enables users to experiment with many different ways of meeting the UK’s target to reduce emissions 80% by 2050.  For example, users can boost energy supply by building more nuclear and wind turbines, or they can reduce energy demand by insulating people’s homes and changing travel behaviour.  It is published by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change.

This web site sets out the all the methodology and assumptions underpinning the 2050 Calculator and gives users an opportunity to comment on them.

h1 Play with the 2050 Calculator

There are three versions of the 2050 Calculator:

# My2050 simulation - aimed at newcomers to energy and climate change issues.  See:
# Web tool - aimed at expert stakeholders and contains more detail on the implications of different pathway choices.  
## Live: 
## Old version: - for people with older browsers
## Cutting edge version: - for people who want to see what is coming next.
# Spreadsheet - the actual modelling is carried out in an excel spreadsheet. This contains all the assumptions and all the formulae used in the my2050 and webtool. To download it, go to the history of published versions of the 2050 Calculator.

It has bugs. See them and report new ones on the bug spotter.

The 2050 calculator approach has also been replicated in other parts of the world (not by us, but by groups in the country concerned):

* China:
* India: 
* South Korea:
* Taiwan:
* South Africa: (link middle left of homepage)
* Belgium: and also Wallonia (a region of Belgium):
* Japan: (english) (Japanese)
* Draft version for Indonesia:
* Draft version for Thailand:

h1 Methodology and assumptions

Click here to see the 2050 Calculator methodology and assumptions.

h1 Have your say

There are three message boards where you can have your say:

* Questions and answers
* My favourite pathway
* Suggested improvements

To write on a message board:

* click on "improve this page"
* you will be asked to register with an email address and password.  Someone in the DECC team will activate your account within a couple of working days, after which time you will be able to comment by just clicking on the "improve this page" and entering your details.

Alternatively, you can email the team at:  

For more information on the history of the 2050 Calculator and how to use it, please see:

User: Laura Aylett

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