What do we know? A few of the insights arising from UKERC research.
We carry out world-class research into sustainable future energy systems. This research is interdisciplinary and takes a whole systems approach to inform UK policy development and UK research strategy.
UKERC Research Programme and Research Fund
The third phase of UKERC will focus on the increasingly contested and uncertain nature of energy system change; this 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.
UKERC's core research programme will focus on six research themes:
- Theme 1: Future Energy System Pathways
- Theme 2: Resources and Vectors
- Theme 3: Energy Systems at Multiple Scales
- Theme 4: Energy, Economy and Societal Preferences
- Theme 5: Decision-Making (Currently Proposed)
- Theme 6: Technology and Policy Assessment (Currently Proposed)
UKERC Phase I 2004-2009
UKERC was established in 2004 with five years' funding. During this first phase of activity, the Centre organised its research into the following themes:
The most ambitious cross-theme project was UKERC Energy 2050, launched in April 2009.
UKERC Phase II 2009-2014
In the second phase of UKERC research objectives were addressed within five broad themes, within which were a number of co-ordinated, interdisciplinary projects:
Download our Research Outline for an overview of UKERC research activity for 2009-2014.
UKERC Phase II Flagship Projects
UKERC Phase II Research was integrated into two distinct but overlapping projects Energy Strategy Under Uncertainty and UK Energy in a Global Context.
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