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Long-term scenarios: Energy pathways in the UK

The bottom-up approach promoted through the Paris Agreement and signed in 2016 requires the definition of accurate and realistic national pathways to cut emissions. A recent study applied to the UK energy system shows that current UK policy on climate change is incompatible with the most stringent climate objectives.

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Figure 1: Emission pathways for the UK energy system under different transition scenarios.

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Tavoni, A. Long-term scenarios: Energy pathways in the UK. Nat Energy 2, 17034 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nenergy.2017.34

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