Introduction, Mark Winskel, UKERC, and Ragne Low, ClimateXChange

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By Dr Mark Winskel, UKERC, and Ragne Low, ClimateXChange
Presented at 'UK Energy System in Transition: Technology, Infrastructure and Investment'; an event organised by the UK Energy Research Centre, ClimateXChange and the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, on Tuesday 1 April 2014, 14.00-17.00, in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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  • 1. Ragne Low ClimateXChange www.climatexchange.org.uk 1
  • 2. Click to add title UK Energy Research Centre Dr Mark Winskel Research Co-ordinator UK Energy Research Centre Institute for Energy Systems University of Edinburgh UK Energy System in Transition: Technology, Infrastructure and Investment 1st April 2014, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation
  • 3. Click to add titleWho We Are A UK-wide research centre with headquarters at Imperial College London Funded by Research Councils’ Energy Programme 5-year funding phases: Phase 2 ends April 2014 Phase 3 from May 2014
  • 4. UKERC conducts independent, interdisciplinary and whole systems research into future sustainable energy • Five broad themes: energy systems, supply, demand, energy and environment and technology and policy assessment Networking and capacity building • Cohesion of UK energy research community • Gateway to international energy research community • Support interdisciplinary research students • Training: Summer School Informs policy development and research strategy Who We Are
  • 5. Click to add titleWhere we operate In the UK • 200 researchers in over 30 UK universities and research institutions • Workshops and conferences for the UK research community National Energy Research Network Research Atlas In Europe • Advisory Group on Energy • European Energy Research Alliance International • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change • Research Councils’ UK-China focal point • UK member of the International Research Network for Low Carbon Societies (LCSR-Net)
  • 6. Click to add titleSome recent activities Presenting the Future An assessment of cost estimation methods in the electricity supply sector The UK’s Global Gas Challenge A 2-day workshop on international gas futures and their implications for the UK Heat Policy Contributing to policy development in the UK and Scotland
  • 7. Recent research Current Policy Assessment Projects • Impacts of Intermittent Generation • Low Carbon Jobs • Impact of Energy Efficiency Policies Two ‘whole energy system’ synthesis projects • Energy in a Global Context • UK Energy Strategy under Uncertainty Review of interdisciplinary research working Phase 3 research from May 2014 will include closer working with ClimateXChange and Scottish Government
  • 8. Click to add title UK Energy Research Centre mark.winskel@ed.ac.uk www.ukerc.ac.uk