Less is More : Energy Security after Oil
Authors: Andy Simmonds & David Olivier
This report has been published at the end of an unprecedented 15 years in UK energy policy history.It began with the formal acceptance of the need for a climate change policy by the last Conservative Government in 1997 and culminated with the Climate Change Act and the 4th Carbon Budget. LIM is a significant new contribution to the debate.
LIM offers an alternative to the emerging orthodoxy of large-scale electrification of heat and road transport as a way to achieve or beat the UK’s 2050 CO2 emissions target. This is based on more vigorous and systematic pursuit of energy efficiency throughout the economy; on technologies such as
- large-scale solar heat, piped to urban buildings;
- a road and air transport system synthesising liquid fuels in part from renewable electricity, supplementing the biofuel resource;
- a small electricity supply system, supplied largely by despatchable sources, assisting with network security;
- and the more vigorous pursuit of carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration options, particularly in the biosphere.
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