Future Energy Scenarios 2019


By Paul Homewood



I have sat on it for a while, but still want to focus on the National Grid’s latest Future Energy Scenarios.

As always, there are four scenarios, but I will concentrate on the “Two Degrees” one, which looks to be the central assumption, designed to achieve an 80% cut in CO2 emissions by 2050.

(There is a small section on the Net Zero plan, but this came along too late to incorporate into the FES main body).

In the FES, there is the usual nonsense about large scale hydrogen production, (requiring carbon storage), heat pumps, EVs and renewables.

But there are really just two tables which show how fanciful the whole thing is.

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