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Reference Number NE/G007748/1
Title MASTER - Proposal for providing work to continue activity of the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) 2009 - 2014
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Industry) 5%;
ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Residential and commercial) 15%;
ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Transport) 5%;
FOSSIL FUELS: OIL, GAS and COAL(Oil and Gas, Other oil and gas) 5%;
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Wind Energy) 5%;
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Ocean Energy) 10%;
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Bio-Energy) 5%;
OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Electric power conversion) 10%;
OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Electricity transmission and distribution) 10%;
OTHER CROSS-CUTTING TECHNOLOGIES or RESEARCH(Energy system analysis) 25%;
OTHER CROSS-CUTTING TECHNOLOGIES or RESEARCH(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 5%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 5%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 5%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 5%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 20%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 20%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Town and Country Planning) 5%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Politics and International Studies) 5%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Sociology) 5%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Education) 5%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 30%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 20%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 10%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 5%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Technology acceptance) 5%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 20%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 10%;
Principal Investigator Professor JN (John ) Loughhead
No email address given
UK Energy Research Centre
Award Type 1
Funding Source NERC
Start Date 01 May 2009
End Date 30 April 2014
Duration 60 months
Total Grant Value £18,529,296
Industrial Sectors No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Region London
Programme
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor JN (John ) Loughhead , UK Energy Research Centre (99.977%)
  Other Investigator Prof NJ (Nick ) Eyre , Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Professor GP Hammond , Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath (0.001%)
Dr JA (Jim ) Halliday , Energy Research Unit, STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council) (0.001%)
Professor J (Jim ) Skea , Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr R (Rob ) Gross , Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Professor R (Robin ) Wallace , Energy Systems, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Professor J (John ) Barrett , School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Prof JL (Jillian ) Anable , Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Professor N (Nick ) Jenkins , Engineering, Cardiff University (0.001%)
Professor RK Turner , Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia (0.001%)
Professor J (Jaquelin ) Burgess , Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia (0.001%)
Dr AJ (Alan ) Bond , Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia (0.001%)
Prof A (Andrew ) Lovett , Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia (0.001%)
Dr KM (Kevin ) Hiscock , Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia (0.001%)
Professor IJ (Ian Julian ) Bateman , Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia (0.001%)
Prof CH (Catherine ) Mitchell , Geography, University of Exeter (0.001%)
Professor G (Goran ) Strbac , Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Professor P (Paul ) Ekins , UCL Energy Institute, University College London (0.001%)
Professor N (Neil ) Strachan , UCL Energy Institute, University College London (0.001%)
Professor RJ Lowe , UCL Energy Institute, University College London (0.001%)
Dr TS (Terry ) Barker , Land Economy, University of Cambridge (0.001%)
Dr CM (Carol ) Turley , Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) (0.001%)
Prof MC (Melanie ) Austen , Plymouth Marine Lab, Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) (0.001%)
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Objectives See proposal document
Abstract Summary : UKERC's over-arching aim is to provide, and communicate the outcomes of, high-quality energy research to inform the actions that government in the UK and other stakeholders must take to ensure that the energy sector moves forward along a path compatible with climate policy goals, energy security, the wider international framework and environmental, social and economic needs.The caseforsupport for a second phase of the UK Energy Research Centre focuses on three areas of activity: a) an interdisciplinary, whole systems research programme with an increasingly international focus; b) capacity building activities through interdisciplinary PhD training and support for early career researchers; and c) a range of knowledge exchange activities. aimed at disseminating knowledge, reinforcing the cohesion of the UK energy research community, connecting it effectively with stakeholder groups and enhancing links with international energy researchers.The research programme is framedby a cluster of research and scientific challenges responding to a rapidly changing energy agenda driven by environmental and security concerns. The challenges are: driving systemic change in the energysector; managing environmental impacts; and enhancing energy security and resilience. The challenges will be met by drawing on competences within four research themes, each interdisciplinary in character and each led by a senior UK researcher. The themes are: Energy Demand; Energy Supply; Energy and Environment; and Energy Systems. In addition, a Technology and Policy Assessment function will conduct in-depth reviews of difficult topics within the energy domain, building on the systematic review approaches developed in Phase I. We propose mechanisms for defining and commissioning a flexible programme of research which will develop in response to emerging needs and will engage a much wider range of researchers who can contribute to the energy agenda.The principal capacity building mechanisms will be an interdisciplinary studentship competition, an annual summer school and support for the "SPARKS" early career network. Knowledge exchange will be delivered through: a) a continuation of the Phase I communications function targeting the media and opinion-forming groups; and b) a more tightly specified Networking function, under whose auspices we will operate the successfulMeeting Place function; maintain and develop, with an increasing emphasis on roadmapping activity, the UK Energy Research Atlas; and use mechanisms such as meetings, newsletters and the website to operate the National Energy Research Network (NERN) in order to connect the UK energy research community both internally and with other stakeholders in the UK and overseas. We propose that a core partnership of six institutions will be led by the Executive and Research Directors operating from the Headquarters at Imperial College. The governance structure which operated under Phase I, comprising the Supervisory Board, Advisory Board and Directors' Committee, will be strengthened by creating a new Research Committee comprising both members of the core consortium, members of the wider community and other stakeholders. This will oversee the flexible programme of research and the studentship competition.
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