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Reference Number EP/S029575/1
Title UK Energy Research Centre Phase 4
Status Started
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Industry) 5%;
ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Residential and commercial) 5%;
ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Transport) 5%;
FOSSIL FUELS: OIL, GAS and COAL(Oil and Gas, Other oil and gas) 5%;
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Solar Energy) 5%;
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Wind Energy) 5%;
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Ocean Energy) 5%;
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Bio-Energy) 5%;
OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Electric power conversion) 5%;
OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Electricity transmission and distribution) 5%;
OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Energy storage) 5%;
OTHER CROSS-CUTTING TECHNOLOGIES or RESEARCH(Energy system analysis) 25%;
OTHER CROSS-CUTTING TECHNOLOGIES or RESEARCH(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 20%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 10%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 10%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 10%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Town and Country Planning) 5%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Politics and International Studies) 15%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Sociology) 10%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Psychology) 5%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Education) 5%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Energy modelling) 10%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 10%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 10%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 10%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Technology acceptance) 10%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 30%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 20%;
Principal Investigator Dr R (Rob ) Gross
No email address given
Centre for Environmental Policy
Imperial College London
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 May 2019
End Date 30 April 2024
Duration 60 months
Total Grant Value £18,062,780
Industrial Sectors Aerospace; Defence and Marine; Energy; Transport Systems and Vehicles
Region London
Programme Energy : Energy
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr R (Rob ) Gross , Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London (99.954%)
  Other Investigator Prof KRW (Keith ) Bell , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Dr C Brand , Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr JA (Jim ) Halliday , Energy Research Unit, STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council) (0.001%)
Dr M (Mark ) Winskel , Energy Systems, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Professor G Bridge , Geography, Durham University (0.001%)
Dr A Armstrong , Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University (0.001%)
Professor G (Gail ) Taylor , School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton (0.001%)
Dr F Eigenbrod , School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton (0.001%)
Professor J (John ) Barrett , School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr M Sakai , School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Professor MJ Bradshaw , Warwick Business School, University of Warwick (0.001%)
Prof JL (Jillian ) Anable , Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr GR Marsden , Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr CA Mullen , Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Professor S Shepherd , Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr J Wu , Engineering, Cardiff University (0.001%)
Dr M Qadrdan , Engineering, Cardiff University (0.001%)
Dr S Allen , Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath (0.001%)
Dr JD Chilvers , Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia (0.001%)
Professor AA Lovett , Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia (0.001%)
Dr A R Harwood , Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia (0.001%)
Dr TE Hargreaves , Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia (0.001%)
Dr H W Pallett , Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia (0.001%)
Dr A Orlowska , Engineering and Instrumentation, STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council) (0.001%)
Dr AR Lea-Langton , Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Dr J Broderick , Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Dr B (Bridget ) Woodman , Geography, University of Exeter (0.001%)
Professor J (Janette ) Webb , School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Professor P Taylor , Process, Environmental and Material Eng, University of Leeds (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%)
Mr P Agnolucci , UCL Energy Institute, University College London (0.001%)
Professor (Nicholas ) Pidgeon , Psychology, Cardiff University (0.001%)
Dr CC Demski , Psychology, Cardiff University (0.001%)
Dr N Beaumont , Plymouth Marine Lab, Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) (0.001%)
Professor S Davoudi , Architecture Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University (0.001%)
Dr AFS Hastings , Inst of Biological and Environmental Sci, University of Aberdeen (0.001%)
Mrs C Jones , Scientific Computing Department, STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council) (0.001%)
Prof J (Jim ) Watson , Bartlett Sch of Env, Energy & Resources, University College London (0.001%)
Prof PE (Paul ) Dodds , Bartlett Sch of Env, Energy & Resources, University College London (0.001%)
Dr R Bolton , Science Technology & Innovation Studie, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Dr Z Wadud , Chemical and Process Engineerin, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr C Kuzemko , Politics and International Studie, University of Warwick (0.001%)
Mr R Bailey , Energy Environment and Development Prog, Chatham House (0.001%)
Mr A Froggatt , Energy Environment and Development Prog, Chatham House (0.001%)
Professor BH Day , Economics, University of Exeter (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , University of Leeds (0.000%)
Project Contact , Solar Trade Association (0.000%)
Project Contact , DfT (Department for Transport) (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Grid plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Royal Town Planning Institute (0.000%)
Project Contact , SP Energy Networks (0.000%)
Project Contact , Welsh Assembly Government (0.000%)
Project Contact , Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (0.000%)
Project Contact , Tata Steel UK Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Energy Systems Catapult Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , The Alan Turing Institute (0.000%)
Project Contact , Association for Decentralised Energy (0.000%)
Project Contact , Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Aldersgate Group (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cadscan Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Marine Management Organisation (0.000%)
Project Contact , The Faraday Institution (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract The UK energy system is changing rapidly. Greenhouse gas emissions fell by 43% between 1990 and 2017, and renewables now account for 30% of electricity generation. Despite this progress, achieving emissions reductions has been difficult outside the electricity sector, and progress could stall without more effective policy action. The Paris Agreement means that the UK may have to go further than current targets, to achieve a net zero energy system.Reducing emissions is not the only important energy policy goal. Further, progress need to be made whilst minimising the costs to consumers and taxpayers; maintaining high levels of energy security; and maximising economic, environmental and social benefits.There is a clear need for research to understand the nature of the technical, economic, political, environmental and societal dynamics affecting the energy system - including the local, national and international components of these dynamics. This proposal sets out UKERC's plans for a 4th phase of research and engagement (2019-2024) that addresses this challenge. It includes a programme of interdisciplinary research on sustainable future energy systems. This is driven by real-world energy challenges whilst exploring new questions, methods and agendas. It also explains how UKERC's central activities will be developed further, including new capabilities to support energy researchers and decision-makers.The UKERC phase 4 research programme will focus on new challenges and opportunities for implementing the energy transition, and will be concerned with the three main questions:- How will global, national and local developments influence the shape and pace of the UK's transition towards a low carbon energy system?- What are the potential economic, political, social and environmental costs and benefits of energy system change, and how can they be distributed equitably?- Which actors could take the lead in implementing the next stage of the UK's energy transition, and what are the implications for policy and governance?To address these questions, the research programme includes seven interrelated research themes: UK energy in a global context; Local and regional energy systems; Energy, environment, and landscape; Energy infrastructure transitions; Energy for mobility; Energy systems for heat; and Industrial decarbonisation. The proposal sets out details of research within these themes, plans for associated PhD studentships and details of the flexible research fund that will be used to commission additional research projects, scoping studies and to support integration. A first integration project on energy and the economy will be undertaken at the start of UKERC phase 4.The research themes are complemented by four national capabilities that form part of the research programme: an expanded Technology and Policy Assessment (TPA) capability; a new Energy Modelling Hub; the UKERC Energy Data Centre; and a new Public EngagementObservatory. Research within TPA and the Observatory will align and integrate with the main research themes. These four capabilities will also enhance UKERC's ability to provide evidence, data and expertise for academic, policy, industry and other stakeholder communities.The UKERC headquarters (HQ) team will support the management and co-ordination of the research programme; and will also undertake a range of other functions to support the broader UK energy research community and its key stakeholders. These functions include promoting networking and engagement between stakeholders in academia, policy, industry and third sector (including through a networking fund), supporting career development and capacity building, and enhancing international collaboration (including through the UK's participation in the European Energy Research Alliance).
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