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Reference Number RES-338-25-0011
Title Building renewable energy innovation systems
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Ocean Energy) 75%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 25%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 25%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Business and Management Studies) 25%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Psychology) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 50%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Technology acceptance) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 25%;
Principal Investigator Dr M (Mark ) Winskel
No email address given
Energy Systems
University of Edinburgh
Award Type Standard
Funding Source ESRC
Start Date 01 February 2004
End Date 31 March 2006
Duration 26 months
Total Grant Value £147,024
Industrial Sectors No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Region Scotland
Programme ESRC Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr M (Mark ) Winskel , Energy Systems, University of Edinburgh (99.997%)
  Other Investigator Professor R (Robin ) Wallace , Energy Systems, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Dr A (Andrew ) McLeod , School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Professor R (Robin ) Williams , School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Web Site https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=RES-338-25-0011
Objectives Objectives not supplied
Abstract The BREIS project (2004-06) analysed the emerging marine energy innovation system in Scotland and the UK, and recent policy measures to promote this system. It found significant progress in marine energy innovation since the 2003 White Paper, with a number of new prototype designs emerging, and the progression of a few leading demonstration devices. At the same time, the sector still faces many challenges. International evidence suggests an important role for social capital and collaborative learning in early-stage renewables innovation, and there have been a number of Scottish and UK policy initiatives to promote networking and interaction. While these are having some success, the wider UK energy system is dominated by financial capital, and commercially-driven marine energy device developers have limited engagement in collaborative learning. International comparisons in renewable energy may underplay important differences of institutional context.
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