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dc.contributor.authorKonadu, Dennisen
dc.contributor.authorMourão, Zenaida Sobralen
dc.contributor.authorAllwood, Julianen
dc.contributor.authorRichards, Keithen
dc.contributor.authorKopec, Granten
dc.contributor.authorMcMahon, Richarden
dc.contributor.authorFenner, Richarden
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-23T15:44:34Z
dc.date.available2015-07-23T15:44:34Z
dc.date.issued2015-07-25en
dc.identifier.citationKonadu et al. Energy Policy (2015) Vol. 86, pp. 328-337. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2015.07.008en
dc.identifier.issn0301-4215
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/249042
dc.description.abstractThe UK's 2008 Climate Change Act sets a legally binding target for reducing territorial greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050, relative to 1990 levels. Four pathways to achieve this target have been developed by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, with all pathways requiring increased us of bioenergy. A significant amount of this could be indigenously sourced from crops, but will increased domestic production of energy crops conflict with other agricultural priorities? To address this question, a coupled analysis of the UK energy system and land use has been developed. The two systems are connected by the production of bioenergy, and are projected forwards in time under the energy pathways, accounting for various constraints on land use for agriculture and ecosystem services. The results show different combinations of crop yield and compositions for the pathways lead to the appropriation of between 7 and 61% of UK's agricultural land for bioenergy production. This could result in competition for land for food production and other land uses, as well as indirect land use change in other countries due to an increase in bioenergy imports. Consequently, the potential role of bioenergy in achieving UK emissions reduction targets may face significant deployment challenges.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work has been funded by ESPRC through the Whole System Energy Modelling (wholeSEM) consortium. EPSRC Grant number EP/K039326/1.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rightsAttribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/uk/*
dc.subjectThe Carbon Planen
dc.subjectEnergy policyen
dc.subjectBioenergyen
dc.subjectLand use changeen
dc.subjectLand-energy nexusen
dc.titleLand use implications of future energy system trajectories - the case of the UK 2050 Carbon Planen
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the final version of the article. It first appeared from Elsevier via http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2015.07.008en
prism.endingPage337
prism.publicationDate2015en
prism.publicationNameEnergy Policyen
prism.startingPage328
prism.volume86en
dc.rioxxterms.funderEPSRC
dc.rioxxterms.projectidEP/K039326/1
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.enpol.2015.07.008en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2015-07-25en
dc.contributor.orcidAllwood, Julian [0000-0003-0931-3831]
dc.contributor.orcidFenner, Richard [0000-0002-9272-211X]
dc.identifier.eissn1873-6777
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idEPSRC (via University College London (UCL)) (EP/K039326/1)
pubs.funder-project-idTechnology Strategy Board (unknown)


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