Future UK energy research to receive £14m funding boost

Imperial-based UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) is set to receive a funding boost from three research councils for future energy research in the UK, a news report on the matter could reveal.

UKERC – which carries out research into sustainable future energy systems and acts as the gateway between the UK and international energy research communities – was established in 2004 and is now in its third phase of support from the Research Councils UK (RCUK).

The extra funding worth £14 million will help the centre “continue to act as the focal point of research” for Britain’s energy industry.

David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science said: “The UK is a world leader in future energy systems and the need to find new and innovative solutions has never been greater.

“We live in a world of climate change and energy supply challenges but with ever-increasing demand put on our energy resources. Funding new research is absolutely vital for providing future certainty for the industry.”

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