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Renewable energy support, activities and developments in the UK.

Aggidis, George A. (2007) Renewable energy support, activities and developments in the UK. Electrical Engineering Research Report. ISSN 1126-5310

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    Abstract

    Climate Change is probably the greatest long term challenge facing the human race. The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has overall responsibility for tackling climate change, but DTI has a major interest as a number of policies and measures affect the energy sector and business. Along with Defra and the Department for Transport, DTI shares a Public Service Agreement target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with UK Kyoto commitment and domestic goal. This paper presents an assessment of the current balance of efforts towards energy research and development (R&D) in the promotion of low-carbon electricity technologies in the UK and investigates the UK’s main technological options in the medium term and the energy R&D spending with the current and expected future cost of renewable promotion policies. Policy and funding responsibilities for energy research, development and demonstration in the UK are fairly complex (perhaps this is inherently an issue in all countries, due to the wide range of sectors and government departments with a key interest). The signs that an energy R&D renaissance in the UK could be underway are positive and welcome.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Electrical Engineering Research Report
    Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
    ID Code: 33738
    Deposited By: Mrs Yaling Zhang
    Deposited On: 23 Jun 2010 16:43
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 24 Jan 2014 05:18
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/33738

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