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Title: 2050 Costs Calculator wiki

Content: The Department for Energy and Climate Change re-launched the 2050 Calculator on the 1st December 2011 to include new information on costs and air quality.  The Government opened this analysis to a Call for Evidence with a deadline of 8th March 2012 in order to take comments and improve the work further.  This website is a wiki for users to feedback their comments. It remains open despite the close of the Call for Evidence.

h1 Background

The 2050 Calculator allows the user 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.

Now, in addition to seeing the energy security and landscape impacts of their chosen pathway, users will also be able to see how much it will cost and implications for air quality.   

The 2050 Costs Calculator includes capital, operating costs and fuel costs for all of the c. 130 technologies and fuels in the Calculator out to 2050.  The cost estimates are from a wide range of credible, published sources; there are no “new” cost estimates included in this tool.  Costs are borne by the UK economy; they are not bill impacts for consumers.

h1 Play with the 2050 Calculator

The online version of the 2050 calculator is at http://2050-calculator-tool.decc.gov.uk

The more powerful excel model is at http://www.decc.gov.uk/assets/decc/11/tackling-climate-change/2050/3696-2050-calculator-with-costs.XLSX

You may want to read:

* the results of the costs analysis, 
* important caveats
* frequently asked questions
* comments and debate on other websites
* Pathways generated by users
* Possible bugs in the model or web front end
* Sophie Hartfield

h1 Call for Evidence

h2 Many thanks to all those who have responed to the Call for Evidence, whether on the wiki or by email.

The Government remains open to comments on:

| • | *Cost estimates used* (see: *costs by sector*) |
| • | *Costs methodology for 2050 Calculator* |
| • | *Air quality methodology* |
| • | *Functionality of the excel model* |
| • | *Functionality of the web front end* |
| • | *Functionality of this wiki* |

h2 Commenting using the wiki:

You can comment on any of the costs and air quality assumptions and methodology used in the Calculator by directly editing the wiki page (accessible at the above links).  To do so:

* On the page you want to edit, 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 (this could take a couple of working days).  Afterwards you will be able to comment by clicking on the "improve this page" and entering your details.
* Please add comments in the main body of the text; otherwise there is some free space for “general comments” at the bottom of each page. 
* You can view who has commented on this page by clicking “see who wrote which bits of this page”.                                                                     
* Please make your comments polite and courteous - see wiki rules for use.

h2 Commenting by email:

Alternatively, you can contact the team at: 2050pathways@decc.gsi.gov.uk

Or contact Sophie Hartfield (sophie.hartfield@decc.gsi.gov.uk) or Joe Downie (joseph.downie@decc.gsi.gov.uk) direct.

For Technical problems with the wiki please email: tom.counsell@decc.gsi.gov.uk or call 0300 068 6817.



User: Joseph Downie

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Title: 2050 Costs Calculator wiki

Content: The Department for Energy and Climate Change re-launched the 2050 Calculator on the 1st December 2011 to include new information on costs and air quality.  The Government opened this analysis to a Call for Evidence with a deadline of 8th March 2012 in order to take comments and improve the work further.  This website is a wiki for users to feedback their comments. It remains open despite the close of the Call for Evidence and further comments are very welcome.

h1 Background

The 2050 Calculator allows the user 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.

Now, in addition to seeing the energy security and landscape impacts of their chosen pathway, users will also be able to see how much it will cost and implications for air quality.   

The 2050 Costs Calculator includes capital, operating costs and fuel costs for all of the c. 130 technologies and fuels in the Calculator out to 2050.  The cost estimates are from a wide range of credible, published sources; there are no “new” cost estimates included in this tool.  Costs are borne by the UK economy; they are not bill impacts for consumers.

h1 Play with the 2050 Calculator

The online version of the 2050 calculator is at http://2050-calculator-tool.decc.gov.uk

The more powerful excel model is at http://www.decc.gov.uk/assets/decc/11/tackling-climate-change/2050/3696-2050-calculator-with-costs.XLSX

You may want to read:

* the results of the costs analysis, 
* important caveats
* frequently asked questions
* comments and debate on other websites
* Pathways generated by users
* Possible bugs in the model or web front end
* Sophie Hartfield

h1 Call for Evidence

h2 Many thanks to all those who have responed to the Call for Evidence, whether on the wiki or by email.

The Government remains open to comments on:

| • | *Cost estimates used* (see: *costs by sector*) |
| • | *Costs methodology for 2050 Calculator* |
| • | *Air quality methodology* |
| • | *Functionality of the excel model* |
| • | *Functionality of the web front end* |
| • | *Functionality of this wiki* |

h2 Commenting using the wiki:

You can comment on any of the costs and air quality assumptions and methodology used in the Calculator by directly editing the wiki page (accessible at the above links).  To do so:

* On the page you want to edit, 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 (this could take a couple of working days).  Afterwards you will be able to comment by clicking on the "improve this page" and entering your details.
* Please add comments in the main body of the text; otherwise there is some free space for “general comments” at the bottom of each page. 
* You can view who has commented on this page by clicking “see who wrote which bits of this page”.                                                                     
* Please make your comments polite and courteous - see wiki rules for use.

h2 Commenting by email:

Alternatively, you can contact the team at: 2050pathways@decc.gsi.gov.uk

Or contact Sophie Hartfield (sophie.hartfield@decc.gsi.gov.uk) or Joe Downie (joseph.downie@decc.gsi.gov.uk) direct.

For Technical problems with the wiki please email: tom.counsell@decc.gsi.gov.uk or call 0300 068 6817.



User: Joseph Downie

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