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Energy from Waste Potential in Scotland

DescriptionA report into the potential for energy from waste in Scotland.
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateJune 18, 2010


Quantifying the contribution Energy from Waste could make to Scotland's energy needs

Report to the Scottish Government

January 2010
This report was prepared by Charlie Blair with support from Phil Matthews, Valerie Caldwell and Maf Smith

Sustainable Development Commission Scotland
Osborne House
Osborne Terrace
EH12 5HG
0131 625 1880


ISBN 978 0 7559 9319 2 (Web only publication)

This document is also available in pdf format (300k)



1. Executive Summary
1.1 Project Summary
1.2 Summary of Key Findings

2. Methodology
2.1 Information Sources
2.2 Technologies
2.3 Assumptions

3. Energy Available
3.1 Base Case
3.2 Maximum Energy Case
3.3 Electricity-only Case
3.4 Sensitivity

4. Context
4.1 Comparisons
4.2 Existing diversions
4.3 Future change?
4.4 Alternative uses of biogas

Appendix One: Technical Assumptions

References & Endnotes