There is a lot of research going on at the College examining the new energy service propositions and the regulatory and policy frameworks required to direct investment to transform our systems.
This work allows the College to shape energy policy and promote innovation by identifying issues relevant to future policymaking and analysing the evidence base for energy policies.
Energy Futures Lab also undertakes work in its on right within the policy sphere, including a regular series of Briefing Papers aimed at all stakeholders in the energy sector.
The institute has also produced a number of ad-hoc reports and documents that tackle particular topics or calls-for-evidence.
- Response to “Cost of energy review: call for evidence”
A joint submission, with the Grantham Institute, to a Government call for evidence around the 2017 cost of energy review undertaken by Dieter Helm.
- Synthesis on energy and climate change
A wide-ranging and in-depth report that draws together key considerations on energy, technological progress and climate change.
- Smart and Just Grids: Opportunities for sub-Saharan Africa
Reviews current Smart Grid concepts, technologies and related costs and benefits and places them concept in the context of sub-Saharan African.
- Energy storage systems report
A study of the key questions in relation to the future role of electricity storage in the UK.
- Enabling a transition to low carbon economies
An examination of options for meeting the expected energy demand for 2050 on the assumption that economic growth will continue is necessary in order to plan infrastructure investments that will still be functioning in 2050.