Considers the motivations, costs, benefits and risks when using community energy as a means of increasing public engagement with energy usage and acceptance of energy infrastructure.
Reviews current activity with the aim of understanding various perspectives on smart systems, including the interaction between the gas and electricity systems and demand-side technologies.
ERP seeks to understand the gap between energy aspirations of UK cities and the regulatory / policy frameworks, processes and factors required to achieve them.
Considers how the UK currently assesses economic impacts & benefits within some of its major pathway and scenario works.
Assesses the availability and scarcity of minerals required for the energy system.
Sought to assess the UK’s carbon abatement trajectory relative to those of Germany, Japan, US, China and India.
In September 2010 ERP published a report on nuclear fission that took a long-term view of nuclear as an energy source, looking at future fuel cycles, capacity and responsiveness as well as recognising security and proliferation issues.
The review identifies the opportunities from, and addresses the challenges to further development of bio-energy technologies by 2050.
The report, published in June 2011 presents a strategic view of the opportunities for electrical and thermal storage to provide a reliable energy supply, setting-out the nature and scale of the challenges that will be faced.
The aim of the ERP “Innovation Milestones to 2050” project was to develop a shared understanding of what current analysis tells us about the technology development milestones and critical decision points for the likely key components of the energy system in 2050.