The Energy Programme funds a wide spectrum of energy research and training, bringing together investments across the research councils. Its portfolio is developed in partnership with industry and public sector organisations to provide an innovation chain with routes for development of our outputs. Energy Programme research is funded through activities that provide a managed approach to developing the portfolio, often with the formation of multidisciplinary consortia.
Further developments can be found on the individual Research Councils news feeds:
Updates from the programme can be found below. Older updates can be found of the National Archive copy of this site.
Scientists are harnessing energy locked up in sewage to power waste water treatment plants.
The Chief Scientific Adviser to the FCO talks about nuclear fission research, the long term role of nuclear power in the UK’s energy future, and perspectives on science advice from outside and inside Government.
Claiming a world-first, scientists from Bristol Robotics Laboratory, have used urine to produce electricity to charge a mobile phone.
Fifty postgraduate students from across the UK recently took part in the first Energy Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (Energy YES), a four day programme specifically designed to enhance the business skills of researchers in the energy community.
£3.27 million to study the geological viability and safety of storing CO2
EPSRC supports new ways to cut energy costs for businesses.
EPSRC-funded research by chemists at the University of Warwick and Aston University, into the potential use nanodiamonds in low temperature washing, attracted considerable worldwide media interest this week, both in print and online.
Science Minister, David Willetts announces a new research hub, spanning six research institutions, that will investigate the efficiency and whole-life impact of a variety of bioenergy techniques and accelerate the deployment of sustainable bioenergy.
The RATE Expert Group met on 2 & 3 May 2012 to develop the recommendations for refocusing the RATE programme.
EPSRC and industrial partner GSK have jointly invested in a Chair for Sustainable Chemistry to further strengthen the UK as a leader in life-sciences while contributing to environmental stewardship.
Researchers at four of the country's leading universities are embarking on a low carbon engineering project that could transform the way cities are built, as well as the way we live in them, by taking a novel 'back-casting' approach to their study.
Developers of marine energy devices will soon be able to benefit from a wave and current test facility being built in Scotland.
With the increasing appetite for 'green' energy technologies there are massive opportunities ahead for the UK in producing algal biofuels and other algae products.
Professor Jim Skea has been appointed the Research Councils UK Energy Programme Strategy Fellow. He and his team will develop a new roadmap of research, skills and training across the entire energy landscape.