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World-leading energy expert will help UK meet climate change targets

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has appointed Professor Jim Skea as the Strategy Fellow for the Research Councils UK (RCUK) Energy Programme. A founder member of the Committee on Climate Change, Professor Skea will spend the first 12-15 months of his five-year fellowship leading a team of scientists in developing a new roadmap of research, skills and training needs across the entire energy landscape.

The roadmap will provide the evidence base upon which the Energy Programme can plan its long-term research activities, helping the government meet its 2050 climate change target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent from 1990 levels.

In developing the roadmap, the team will bring together the research community, government, the private sector and others to consult on topics such as marine renewables, transport energy and nuclear fission. The resulting document will integrate existing roadmaps, identifying any gaps in current research priorities

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