Technology and Innovation

The solutions for many energy and environmental challenges are dependent upon long-term technical progress and innovation in the energy sector. Policies and regulation to support research and development and the commercial deployment of new energy technologies are essential in order to meet these challenges.

In our work, we focus on building a better understanding of the impact of regulation and liberalised energy markets on innovation and technology deployment. We also look at technology policy and technology choice in the UK and internationally.

Our research in this area:

S.F. Ashley, R.A. Fenner, W.J. Nuttall and G.T. Parks: Sustainability indicators for open-cycle Thorium-fuelled nuclear energy
EPRG1217 Abstract | Non-Technical Summary | PDF | Appendix
Reyyan Koc, Nikolaos K. Kazantzis, William J. Nuttall and Yi Hua Ma: Economic Rationale for Safety Investment in Integrated Gasification Combined-Cycle Gas Turbine Membrane Reactor Modules
EPRG 1211 Abstract | Non-Technical Summary | PDF