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Future energy scenarios 2019

Future energy scenarios 2019
Published on: 24 July 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Future energy scenarios 2019
  • Original news
  • What is Future Energy Scenarios 2019?
  • What are the limitations of FES 2019?
  • Strong growth in renewables is required to beat the 2050 target or to achieve net zero
  • Decarbonisation of heat requires improved thermal efficiency in housing stock and widespread adoption of heat pumps
  • ‘Smart’ charging of electric vehicles could provide system flexibility and more efficient intermittent renewables
  • There needs to be a ‘whole system’ approach, and the whole system needs to be smarter
  • What does this mean for energy lawyers?

Article summary

Energy analysis: This analysis looks at the government’s 2019 Future Energy Scenarios (FES) report, published on 11 July 2019. The annual FES sets out a number of credible scenarios for the future development of the GB energy system. This analysis, written by the LexisPSL Energy team, consider some of the key limitations of the FES and what is likely to be required to beat the ‘2050 target’ of an 80% reduction in carbon emissions against 1990 levels or to achieve net zero emissions. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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