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About the ERP

The ‘Energy Research Partnership’ was announced by the Chancellor in his March 2005 Budget Statement to bring together key funders of energy research, development, demonstration and deployment (RDD&D) in Government, industry and academia, plus other interested bodies, to provide high-level leadership for, and to enhance the coherence of, energy research and innovation activities in the UK, set within an international context.

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The ERP provides leadership to guide public and private sector activities in energy research and innovation, reflective of the UK’s broad energy portfolio, with a ‘Statement of Purpose’ covering:

  • Research and Development – targeting of UK priority technology areas;
  • Innovation – developing partnership models to stimulate and deliver innovation;
  • Policy – providing the factual basis to inform decision making;
  • Delivery – promoting the role of social science in understanding consumer preferences for the deployment of new technologies and innovations.

Latest News

ERP Welcomes the New Chief Scientific Advisor at DECC

ERP is pleased to welcome Professor John Loughhead OBE FREng FTSE as the new DECC CSA. John has been involved with ERP since inception so we are particularly pleased that he will become our new co-chair working alongside Keith MacLean. More details can be found here.