Jim Watson is Director of the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC).
In this piece he asks what the government can do to encourage further investment in innovation to make the UK’s energy system more flexible.
The UK energy system is changing fast. Coal, the fuel that powered the industrial revolution, is in rapid decline and low carbon technologies now generate over 50% of the UK’s power. Energy demand has fallen since the mid 2000s, driven by energy efficiency improvements and economic restructuring. Continue reading