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Reference Number EP/L024756/1
Title UK Energy Research Centre Phase 3
Status Completed
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 Prof J (Jim ) Watson
No email address given
Bartlett Sch of Env, Energy & Resources
University College London
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 May 2014
End Date 31 August 2019
Duration 64 months
Total Grant Value £13,531,962
Industrial Sectors Energy; Environment; Transport Systems and Vehicles
Region London
Programme Energy : Energy
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Prof J (Jim ) Watson , Bartlett Sch of Env, Energy & Resources, University College London (99.977%)
  Other Investigator Prof KRW (Keith ) Bell , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Dr SJ (Sarah ) Darby , Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr C Brand , Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Prof NJ (Nick ) Eyre , Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr JA (Jim ) Halliday , Energy Research Unit, STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council) (0.001%)
Dr R (Rob ) Gross , Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr L (Lie ) Xu , Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Queen's University Belfast (0.001%)
Dr M (Mark ) Winskel , Energy Systems, University of Edinburgh (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%)
Dr TJ Foxon , School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Professor J (John ) Barrett , 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%)
Professor N (Nick ) Jenkins , Engineering, Cardiff University (0.001%)
Professor RJ (Richard ) Green , Business School, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Professor J (Janette ) Webb , School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Professor M Mazzucato , School of Business Management &Economics, University of Sussex (0.001%)
Professor P Taylor , Process, Environmental and Material Eng, University of Leeds (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 (Nicholas ) Pidgeon , Psychology, Cardiff University (0.001%)
Prof MC (Melanie ) Austen , Plymouth Marine Lab, Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) (0.001%)
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Objectives
Abstract This proposal sets out a five-year programme of activities for phase 3 of the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC). UKERC's main objective will be to conduct and synthesise independent research on energy systems that is academically excellent and relevant to policy, business and other stakeholders. UKERC's research programme will be complemented by engagement and knowledge exchange activities, some of which will be performed on behalf of (or in conjunction with) the wider UK energy research community. Phase 3 will build on UKERC's strong track record of research and engagement. UKERC's research and other activities will be substantially re-oriented in phase 3. The first two phases of UKERC focused on understanding what a decarbonised UK energy system will look like in 2050 and how the transition towards this system could be achieved. The third phase will recognise the increasingly contested and uncertain nature of energy system change. It will explore the UK energy transition in an uncertain world, and the synergies and trade-offs between the key drivers for this transition. Whilst the need to achieve deep emissions reductions will remain a driver for UKERC's research, phase 3 will analyse a wider range of potential energy system transitions in the UK. These include future energy pathways that do not achieve such deep reductions in emissions. The phase 3 research programme will comprise six interdisciplinary themes, each of which is guided by a problem-focused research question. These themes will focus on the development and analysis of future pathways for the UK energy system; the implications of these pathways for resources and vectors; the implications for energy systems at local, national and international scales; the interactions between the energy system and the wider economy; the implications for decision making by individuals and organisations; and the review and synthesis of evidence on contentious energy topics. UKERC phase 3 will include a core research programme and a flexible Research Fund. The fund will increase the breadth and depth of UKERC's research programme, provide resources to strengthen UKERC's links with other important research centres, and will ensure that UKERC is more inclusive. The UKERC research programme will be expanded by a number of separately commissioned Research Challenges, the first of which will focus on valuing natural capital in low carbon pathways. The research programme will continue to be complemented by the Research Atlas (including the research register and energy data centre), and core non-research functions. These include three knowledge exchange networks for policy, business and academic communities, a substantial communications function, international engagement activities including EERA, continuation of the UKERC summer school on a trial fee-paying basis, and a network for early career researchers.
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