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District heating: guidance on project level socio-economic assessment

Published: 4 Feb 2019

Draft methodology and guidance on how to appraise the socioeconomic impacts of district heating projects appropriately, through the implementation of Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA).

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District heating: guidance on project level socio-economic assessment
Footnotes

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Footnotes

1. https://consult.gov.scot/energy-and-climate-change-directorate/lhees-and-dhr2/

2. https://consult.gov.scot/energy-and-climate-change-directorate/local-heat-and-energy-efficiency/

3. Atkinson, G. and S. Mourato (2015), "Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Environment", OECD Environment Working Papers, No. 97, OECD Publishing, Paris

4. Department of Transport, Transport analysis guidance: WebTAG, updated December 2017. UK

5. European Commission, Guide to Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects, 2017. EU

6. The Cost Database is available from the Scottish Government website

7. World Health Organisation, Guidelines for conducting cost-benefit analysis of household energy and health interventions, 2006

8. Interventions being appraised over time periods of greater than 30 years require a different discounting approach and value. A discount rate of 3% should be adopted for interventions that cover 31-75 years (HM Treasury's Green Book, 2018).

9. World Health Organisation, Guidelines for conducting cost-benefit analysis of household energy and health interventions, 2006

10. BEIS, Heat Network Detailed Project Development Resource: Guidance on Economic and Financial Case – Development of the Financial Model, Heat Pricing and Maximising Opportunities, 2016. UK

11. https://beta.gov.scot/policies/building-standards/monitoring-improving-building-regulations/

12. https://beta.gov.scot/policies/home-energy-and-fuel-poverty/energy-efficiency-in-social-housing/

13. https://consult.gov.scot/better-homes-division/energy-efficient-scotland/

14. HM Treasury, The Green Book: appraisal and evaluation in central government, updated March 2018. UK


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