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Energy Group

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SCI's Energy Group held its first meeting on 22 January 2015 at Belgrave Square. Energy was concluded to be one of a number of five globally important and complex issues during previous SCI strategy review and from the Landmark Programme / Group Officers event held 15 January 2015.


Why Energy?
The generation, supply and use of energy is fundamental to our society. Environmental, economic and societal impacts of energy have an ever-increasing profile in domestic, business, government and global thinking. While today’s energy generation and consumption depend largely on very well established technologies, in the future we can expect that new technologies will be needed in response to the growing demands that we face.

SCI is uniquely positioned to provide an independent, multidisciplinary science-based perspective on the energy trilemma - sustainability, affordability and security of supply - and to bring together critical inputs and thinking from industry, academia and the public sector.

What is the Group doing?
The development and commercialisation of technologies is vital to the energy debate, and aligns fully with SCI’s mission to support science-based innovation at the interface of science and business. Energy Group is currently developing proposals to use a sophisticated multivariable model of the UK energy system to understand how a range of factors (e.g. established technologies, regulation and subsidy, demand and efficiency of use) affect the adoption of new technologies. The aim of this work is to develop objective, technically driven insights into strategic options to initiate, promote and ultimately exploit new technologies for a longer term sustainable, secure and competitive energy system for the UK and beyond.

Who is Currently Involved
Members are drawn from industry, research institutes, universities, energy policy bodies, R&D organisations and scientific publishers.


SCI collaborates with a number of organisations. Further details can be found on our Collaborations page.


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Relevant SCI Journals

The following journals are relevant to members of the Energy Group:

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