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Introduction to the UK Energy
Research Centre (UKERC)
September 2013
About UKERC
 The hub of UK energy research
 National energy research laboratory
 World-class, whole systems, interdisci...
Who We Are
 Established in 2004
 Funded by Research Councils’
Energy Programme
 5-year funding phases: Phase 2
ends Apr...
UKERC Activities
Research - across UK
Communications -HQ
UK stakeholder & policy engagement
International engagement
UK re...
Where do we operate?
In the UK
 200 researchers active in over 30 universities and research
institutions across UK
 Meet...
Global Links
UKERC has a truly international reach – with strong connections throughout Europe
and with countries as diver...
Main Audiences
UK research
community
Public
EU/
InternationalStakeholders
Media
Policy-makers Parliament
Private sector
UKERC Structure
Advisory
Board
Supervisory
Board
Professor John
Loughhead,
Executive Director
Energy Demand Energy Supply
...
UKERC: A Distributed Structure
Technology & Policy
Assessment
Research Atlas &
Energy Data Centre
Energy Demand
Meeting Pl...
Phase II – Key outputs so far
Great Expectations:
The cost of offshore
wind in UK waters
Understanding the
past and projec...
Phase II – Key outputs so far
Carbon Capture and Storage:
Realising the potential?
Assesses the
technical, economic, finan...
Major outputs to come
1. Quantifying impact of global
changes on the energy market
2. Energy futures under
uncertainty
Bot...
The next generation ...
 UKERC Interdisciplinary PhD
studentships
 35 studentships awarded since 2004
(programme has now...
UK Energy Research Centre
+44 (0)20 7594 1574
www.ukerc.ac.uk
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Introduction to the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC)

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The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) carries out world-class research into sustainable future energy systems. It is the hub of UK energy research and the gateway between the UK and the international energy research communities. Our interdisciplinary, whole systems research informs UK policy development and research strategy.

UKERC is funded by the Research Councils' Energy Programme.

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Introduction to the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC)

  1. 1. Introduction to the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) September 2013
  2. 2. About UKERC  The hub of UK energy research  National energy research laboratory  World-class, whole systems, interdisciplinary  Shaping energy futures  Informing research strategy and energy policy Sharing knowledge  Talking to the research, policy, media and business communities  The gateway between the UK and international energy research communities
  3. 3. Who We Are  Established in 2004  Funded by Research Councils’ Energy Programme  5-year funding phases: Phase 2 ends April 2014  Phase 3 funding to 2019 approved
  4. 4. UKERC Activities Research - across UK Communications -HQ UK stakeholder & policy engagement International engagement UK research capacity development
  5. 5. Where do we operate? In the UK  200 researchers active in over 30 universities and research institutions across UK  Meeting Place in Oxford runs popular events for the UK research community  National Energy Research Network  Research Atlas In Europe  EC Advisory Group on Energy  European Energy Research Alliance  Links with International Energy Agency (IEA)  Expert input to French National Research Agency International  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  UK-China focal point  Links with Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Brunei, South Africa, Chile and India
  6. 6. Global Links UKERC has a truly international reach – with strong connections throughout Europe and with countries as diverse as Chile, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand & Brunei Canada: Government Department Brazil: Research Institute Chile: Research Institute Europe: EERA France: Research Centre South Africa: Research Institute Australia: Government Department New Zealand: Research Institute China: Research Institute Japan: Government Department India: Research Institute Korea: Government Department Brunei: Research Institute
  7. 7. Main Audiences UK research community Public EU/ InternationalStakeholders Media Policy-makers Parliament Private sector
  8. 8. UKERC Structure Advisory Board Supervisory Board Professor John Loughhead, Executive Director Energy Demand Energy Supply Energy & Environment Energy Systems Technology & Policy Assessment Research Themes Networking Research Committee Research Atlas Meeting Place National Energy Research Network Sparks Capacity Building Communications International Summer School Studentships Website Internal/external communications Knowledge Transfer Network Energy Generation & Supply Research Co-ordination International Engagement Professor Jim Watson, Research Director
  9. 9. UKERC: A Distributed Structure Technology & Policy Assessment Research Atlas & Energy Data Centre Energy Demand Meeting Place Energy Systems Energy Supply Energy & Environment Research Coordination Over 200 members, from 30 institutions
  10. 10. Phase II – Key outputs so far Great Expectations: The cost of offshore wind in UK waters Understanding the past and projecting the future Energy from biomass: the size of the global resource Assessment of the evidence that biomass can make a major contribution to future global energy supply Transport: What policies are effective at reducing carbon emissions from surface passenger transport?
  11. 11. Phase II – Key outputs so far Carbon Capture and Storage: Realising the potential? Assesses the technical, economic, financial and social uncertainties facing CCS technologies. Carbon Emissions Accounting A method of estimating a nation’s carbon emissions taking into account emissions related to shipping, aviation and those that are embedded in imported goods and services.
  12. 12. Major outputs to come 1. Quantifying impact of global changes on the energy market 2. Energy futures under uncertainty Both projects focus on decisions and policy implementation up to 2030, tying in with the UK and international community’s longer- term energy and climate change objectives and ambitions.
  13. 13. The next generation ...  UKERC Interdisciplinary PhD studentships  35 studentships awarded since 2004 (programme has now come to an end)  UKERC Annual International Energy Summer School  Week-long School for PhD students – 8th Year  100 UK and international students  Professional facilitation  Competitive – 400+ applications
  14. 14. UK Energy Research Centre +44 (0)20 7594 1574 www.ukerc.ac.uk

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