The March ERP Newsletter is out now
Industry experts were brought together to identify the key issues affecting the deployment of heat pumps and if there are any low-regret options that could be pursued now. This note provides an overview of the discussion at the meeting. The output will feed into ERP’s Transition to Low Carbon Heat project looking at the broader strategic issues, due to publish in summer 2017.
Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty in the Energy Sector: Observations and Suggested Areas for Research Part 1 of 3: Anecdotal observations regarding the present decision making culture in the energy sector – the need for an adjustment?
On 9 March, ERP hosted an event to seek industry views on DfID’s Energy & Economic Growth (EEG) applied research programme. Simon Cran-McGreehin highlights some of the key discussions.
How do we transition to a low carbon heating? Should we press on with tidal lagoons? And, what does ‘Industrial Strategy’ actually mean?
What is an Industrial Strategy and what should it look to include? Helen Thomas reports on the ERP’s January post-plenary meeting, where this and other questions were discussed.
Should we give tidal lagoons a go? Andy Boston considers the pros and cons and decides, on balance, that yes we should.
Over the next 33 years, the changes to heating in UK homes and offices will be huge, affecting nearly every building. The decisions we make over the next few years will have a significant bearing on how easily the transition to low carbon heating can be achieved.
Last Newsletter we asked you about potential future work areas for ERP and recorded activity on the website. The chart shows the results.
The recent Energy Utilities Alliance conference, Gas 2016, had an additional appeal for an energy conference – it was held at Lord’s cricket ground! It seems an unusual venue, but the tour of the Pavilion afterwards raised some interesting parallels to the earlier conference discussion.
The levelised cost of energy production, or LCOE, has served us well. But now it’s time has passed, says Andy Boston. So let’s write its obituary.
Including a report of the launch of our new low carbon heat project, thoughts on the Hinkley Point decision, and ERP’s submission to the House of Lords Select Committee inquiry into the economics of energy policy.
The decision to proceed with Hinkley has stirred up many passions, for and against, but how expensive is it exactly? A blog from Andy Boston.
The Energy Research Partnership launched its new project on low-carbon heat on 11 October, at the Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre in London.
The ERP’s written response to the House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs: The Economics of UK Energy Policy
ERP has produced a report on the challenge of reducing GHG emissions caused by heating buildings.
The Energy Research Partnership (ERP) will be holding a launch event for our new project on the implementation and implications of options for low-carbon heat.
Simon Cran-McGreehin discusses steps for improving the thermal energy efficiency of buildings, ahead of the launch of a new ERP report.
ERP’s Helen Thomas has just completed her MSc thesis – and says that awareness and communication are by far the biggest barriers to maximising the use of available grid services from wind generation.
Following the Annual Dinner of the Energy Research Partnership (ERP), attended by ERP members and colleagues from the wider sector,
The Ghosts of ERP past, present and future
Utility 2050: Where will large scale innovation and deployment sources of investment come from in the 2050 UK electricity system?
Andy Boston on ERP’s new impact leaflet, LEVERAGING PERSPECTIVES FOR TOMORROW’S ENERGY Since ERP was formed in 2006 we have seen
Read the latest recommendations and impacts from the Energy Research Partnership.
Past, present, future … reflecting on ERP’s forthcoming 10 year anniversary
What are the barriers to system-wide energy storage
It’s the one thing we are all clear about – our energy system needs to transform. It needs to be affordable, secure and clean, but as soon as we look at the detail then opinions on the best choice differ.
How can Hydrogen address the challenge of decarbonising peaky and seasonal domestic heat?
The ERP held a launch event for its report on Energy Options for Transport on 21st April 2016 at the Royal Society. Materials from the event are available on the event’s webpage.
The paper discusses the potential role of community energy in the UK’s low-carbon transition. It presents examples of community energy in the UK and other countries, to consider the motivations, benefits, costs and risks, and to identify challenges that community energy faces in the UK.
The report has already received a great deal of interest and a number of follow-up studies and model upgrades are being commissioned as this report is being published.
The latest issue of the ERP newsletter has been circulated today, Wednesday 20 May 2014. The newsletter provides an insight into the latest work, activities and engagement undertaken by ERP.
ERP has moved into new offices, just round the corner from our previous address.
ERP is pleased to welcome it’s new public-side Co-chair, Professor John Loughhead OBE FREng FTSE and would like to congratulate him on his new role as Chief Scientific Advisor at DECC