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1 An overview of the energy industry in the UK and EU Dr Jeff Hardy Knowledge Exchange Manager 26/05/10 UK Energy Research Centre

2 The UK Energy Research Centre The centrepiece of the Research Councils Energy Programme A world class centre for interdisciplinary whole systems energy research (70+ researchers at 18 Universities) A bridge between the UK energy research community and the wider world of business, policy and international energy research

3 Energy Generation and Supply Knowledge Transfer Network Steering Group KTN Director Delivery Partners Offshore Wind Wave and Tidal Carbon Abatement Technology Maximising Oil & Gas Resources Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Future & Emerging Opportunities

4 Facilitating Business Success Dynamic Utilities/Operators Information _connect platform Hub Equipment Suppliers Trade Associations Focused Ambitions for Power Site owners/planners/epcs Events Generation in the UK Universities Research Institutes (Special) Call for EPSRC Interest Supergen Power Investment Firms Groups Networks Hub Certification Bodies Global International Regulators Outreach Engagement Workshop Gov Funding Bodies RDAs/DAs Advisory Helpdesk Other KTNs

5 Energy systems and whole systems... The UK energy system... the set of technologies, physical infrastructure, institutions, policies and practices located in and associated with the UK which enable energy services to be delivered to UK consumers. also... the UK energy system s interconnections with the... the UK energy system s interconnections with the global energy system, the natural environment and wider society.

6 EU Energy

7 europa eu/energy/publications/doc/statistics/ext greenhouse gas emissions by_sector.pdf

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9 UK energy policy Low carbon 34% % 2050 Secure Affordable Promote competitive markets

10 UK Renewable Energy Strategy

11 Meeting the UK 2050 target New conventional wisdom: Improve energy efficiency Decarbonise electricity by 2030 Move heating and transport to electric Source: Committee on Climate Change

12 Key technologies Nuclear Carbon capture and storage Electric vehicles Efficiency Biofuels Heat pumps Solar power Renewables

13 Carbon capture and storage Peterhead power station, Scotland Source: BP

14 Nuclear Power

15 Nuclear waste management Image from NEI website

16 Renewables

17 Concentrating Solar Power

18 Residential heating to 2050 Source: UKERC 2050

19 Biofuels Image Chris Madden website

20 Electric car policies Models expected to come to market in next few years. Scope for substantial battery cost reduction. Government has committed price support of 2,000-5,000 per car totalling 230 million; CCC analysis suggests up to 800 million may be required. Government support for development of charging infrastructure is required. Pilot projects targeting 240,000 cars in 2015, on way to 1.7 million in Limited impacts on power networks to Number of veh hicles (millions) Total Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Plug in Hybrids (PHEVs) in the UK car fleet New EVs and PHEVs bought

21 Future and emerging opportunities Microgeneration Energy Storage Thorium Reactors Artificial Photosynthesis Algal Bioenergy Low Carbon Heat Blue Energy Small scale Nuclear Fission Desert Solar Space Solar Developments in Nuclear Fusion Smart Appliances Smart tgid Grid?

22 Questions for the meeting To what extent will groundwater issues present a barrier to the low carbon transition? Is deep geothermal energy an opportunity for the UK? Emerging technologies may require exotic materials is anyone researching the effects on groundwater of mining operations?

23 UK Energy Research Centre +44 (0)

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