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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.  See: http://2050-calculator-tool.decc.gov.uk 
* Spreadsheet - results from my2050 and the web tool are both produced using the underlying excel 2050 Calculator spreadsheet.  This contains significant detail and complexity.  See: http://www.decc.gov.uk/assets/decc/11/tackling-climate-change/2050/3696-2050-calculator-with-costs.XLSX

h1 Methodology and assumptions

h2 Trajectories

* Details of how the trajectories are calculated is set out in 2050 Pathways reports: (add links)

h2 Costs analysis

* Costs methodology for the 2050 Calculator
* Cost estimates used (see: costs by sector)

h2 Air quality

* Air quality methodology

h2 Historical data

(Forthcoming.)

h2 Comparing 2050 Calculator to other 2050 models

(to follow)

h1 Have your say

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

* Questions and answers
* My favourite pathway
* Bug spotter

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: 2050pathways@decc.gsi.gov.uk.  For technical problems with the wiki please email: tom.counsell@decc.gsi.gov.uk or call 0300 068 6817.

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

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

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.



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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.  See: http://2050-calculator-tool.decc.gov.uk 
* Spreadsheet - results from my2050 and the web tool are both produced using the underlying excel 2050 Calculator spreadsheet.  This contains significant detail and complexity.  See: http://www.decc.gov.uk/assets/decc/11/tackling-climate-change/2050/3696-2050-calculator-with-costs.XLSX

h1 Methodology and assumptions

h2 Trajectories

* Details of how the trajectories are calculated is set out in 2050 Pathways reports: (add links)

h2 Costs analysis

* Costs methodology for 2050 Calculator
* Cost estimates used (see: costs by sector)

h2 Air quality

* Air quality methodology

h2 Historical data

(Forthcoming.)

h2 Comparing 2050 Calculator to other 2050 models

(to follow)

h1 Have your say

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

* Questions and answers
* My favourite pathway
* Bug spotter

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: 2050pathways@decc.gsi.gov.uk.  For technical problems with the wiki please email: tom.counsell@decc.gsi.gov.uk or call 0300 068 6817.

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

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

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: Sophie Hartfield

Picture updated at: 

Signed off by: 

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