The UK is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050, relative to 1990 levels. We need a transformation of the UK economy while ensuring secure, low carbon energy supplies to 2050, and face major choices about how to do this.
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This study on Poland is part of the World Bank’s series of low-carbon growth studies. It poses the question of how Poland can transition to a low-emissions economy as successfully as it underwent transition to a market economy in the early 1990s.
This report argues that green growth can meet the challenge of promoting economic growth while not irreversibly depleting natural resources and the environment.
This study aims to determine the greenhouse gas emissions mitigation potential from building-related energy policies. Using scenario analysis, it examines the global potential in 2020, 2030, and 2050 for building-sector policies to promote greenhouse gas reductions.
The authors of this report review advances in energy efficiency legislation and how it has played out in the market through the year 2011. The report follows 25 energy efficiency policy recommendations made in prior years by the International Energy Agency.
This report analyzes energy efficiency policies and best practices, and it offers a discussion-like overview of considerations to ensure that the proper policy paths are pursued.
This report details the extent of climate finance from all associated institutions, including mitigation and adaptation activities through several sectors. The report covers data for 2012, definitions of terms, regional coverage and methodologies.
This paper provided a basis for discussion during a U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities strategy workshop. It explores the current market status of ethanol (E85 - 85% ethanol, 15% gasoline) and flexible-fuel vehicles in the United States.
This report details the dangers of oil dependence, explains the benefits of electrification, describes the challenges facing electric cars—including battery technology and cost, infrastructure financing, regulatory requirements, electric power sector interface and consumer acceptance issues—and
This white paper covers all important aspects of methanol as a transportation fuel.