A report by Vivid Economics published on Wednesday 13 June argued that “steep decarbonisation” of the UK’s electricity system by 2030 can rely almost entirely on new investments in wind, solar and smart resources. Therefore, the report said, “expensive and controversial” biomass, new nuclear and carbon capture and storage (CCS) would not need to be relied upon. Vivid Economics said: “Wind and solar can provide more than 60% of total electricity by that time (2030), with already planned or existing nuclear and natural gas capacity providing the remainder.” It also highlighted that its analysis only considers technologies that are in operation or close to market in the UK and that with further technological innovation, deeper decarbonisation could be achieved.