Dr. Richard Hanna is a Research Associate working on Technology and Policy Assessments (TPA) for the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC). Currently he is conducting a rapid evidence assessment review for the Committee on Climate Change on timescales from basic research to commercialisation of energy technologies. Previously he was a Research Fellow at the University of Reading from 2013 to 2015. Contributing to the Dynamics of Energy Mobility And Demand (DEMAND) project, he conducted secondary analyses of time-use data to understand how the structure and social distribution of householder practices shape peak electricity demand. Richard completed his PhD at the University of Surrey in 2013, examining the influence of installer businesses on the rate of microgeneration uptake and on installation standards in the UK.
Heat - what works? Scoping Note
Innovation Timescales - Working Paper
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04 Apr 2019
This report identifies out how the government can achieve a net zero target cost-effectively, in a way that enables UK to capture competitive advantages.
16 May 2016
What policies and other factors have driven change/transformation in heat delivery technologies, fuels and infrastructure? The Technology and Policy Assessment (TPA) Theme of UKERC have published a scoping note outlining their ongoing investigation into this topic.
19 Apr 2018
UKERC researchers have contributed to a BEIS-commissioned report on heat decarbonisation. The report summarises the evidence base on how other countries provide heating and cooling and what the UK can learn from them. The focus is on heating and cooling in buildings, viewed broadly across residential and non-residential sectors with an emphasis on OECD countries.