The UK is legally obliged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050. As part of the Government's committment to achieving this reduction, the Research Council's UK Energy Programme has committed over £30 million to the establishment of six End Use Energy Demand Centres, and a further £13 million has been committed by industrial partners. The centres will run for 5 years initially and will work collaboratively to conduct research to help better understand the UK's future energy needs.
The aim of the Umbrella Group is to ensure the UK is recognised as internationally leading in End Use Energy Demand (EUED) research. This will be achieved through the creation, communication and application of a coherent view of the activities of the UK's network of EUED Centres. In order to accomplish this, the Group will:
· Use the website at www.eued.ac.uk to demonstrate the scope of the opportunity for end use energy demand reduction, the range of current activities and their impact.
· Identify opportunities for future expansion in the research area.
· Identify and pursue opportunities for productive interconnection between the EUED Centres.
· As appropriate, deliver a collective view on relevant policy questions.
For more information on individual centres, please see our centres page.