Capturing the distributional impacts of long-term low-carbon transitions

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dc.contributor.author Fell, Michael J.
dc.contributor.author Pye, Steve
dc.contributor.author Hamilton, Ian
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-20T06:10:52Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-20T06:10:52Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-31
dc.identifier.citation Fell, M.J., Pye, S. and Hamilton, I., 2019. Capturing the distributional impacts of long-term low-carbon transitions. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. (11pp). DOI:10.1016/j.eist.2019.01.007 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 11 en
dc.identifier.issn 2210-4224
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/9165
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.eist.2019.01.007 en
dc.description.abstract Major policy proposals often require a distributional impact assessment, focusing on differential financial and other impacts across population segments. Such assessments are rare, however, at the multi-decadal scale addressed in long-term (e.g. to 2050) low carbon transition modelling. There is therefore a risk of socially inequitable outcomes, which in turn presents a socio-political risk for decision-makers driving transitions. This paper uses a literature review and expert interviews to identify mechanisms by which low carbon transitions could differentially impact population sub-groups. As well as impacts of policy costs on bills, this includes factors such as ability to connect to heat networks or install onsite generation or storage. An approach to exploring distributional impacts across a range of long term scenarios from a United Kingdom energy model (ESME), is proposed. This sets out how bill changes and other costs associated with low carbon transition could impact different income quintiles in the UK. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier B.V. en
dc.relation.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2210422418301357
dc.rights © 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject Low-carbon transitions en
dc.subject Energy systems modelling en
dc.subject Distributional impacts en
dc.subject Stakeholder engagement en
dc.title Capturing the distributional impacts of long-term low-carbon transitions en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Steve Pye, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.contributor.funder Energy Technologies Institute en
dc.contributor.funder Research Councils UK en
dc.contributor.funder UK Research and Innovation en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/RCUK/EPSRC/EP/K011839/1/GB/RCUK CENTRE for ENERGY EPIDEMIOLOGY (CEE): the study of energy demand in a population./ en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/RCUK/EPSRC/EP/R035288/1/GB/UK Centre for Research on Energy Demand/ en
dc.identifier.eissn 2210-4232


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