The RCUK Energy Strategy Fellowship has launched its Energy Research and Training Prospectus. This sets out the background to the UK’s energy R&D needs, identifies priority research challenges and recommends ways in which the UK’s research and innovation bodies can meet these challenges. The report concludes that despite world class scientific capabilities in the energy field, the UK is now 19th out of 25 in the IEA league table as measured by the proportion of GDP invested in energy R&D. It makes recommendations in relation to, for example, development of research portfolios, training models for young researchers, and enhanced collaboration between different Research Councils.
Read the prospectus