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Table 4 Outline of the Analysed UK Energy Scenarios

From: Bioenergy utilization for a low carbon future in the UK: the evaluation of some alternative scenarios and projections

Scenario Abbreviation Comments (Sources)
DECC - ‘Base’ Base ‘Business as usual’ scenario – does not achieve
the UK 2050 decarbonisation target [21]
DECC - ‘Spread Effort’ SE Effort and resources evenly spread across the various energy subsectors
to meet 2050 targets [21]
DECC - ‘Solid Biofuel Focus’ SBF A scenario with strong focus on cultivating solid biofuels for energy [21]
UKERC – ‘Reference’ REF Continue with ‘firm and funded’ 2007 Energy White Paper policies
([50, 83])
UKERC – ‘Carbon Ambition CAM Achieves the UK 2050 targets – an 80% reduction
in ‘greenhouse gas’ (GHG) emissions [83]
UKERC – ‘Carbon Super Ambition’ CSAM Achieve 90% reduction in GHG emissions by 2050
to mitigate international bunker fuels [83]
CAT – ‘Zero Carbon Britain ZCB2030 Reduce total UK CO2 emissions by 90%, and adopt ‘carbon sequestration’ measures
to remove the 10% of residual emissions to achieve net zero by 2030 [8].