Publications, Reports & Research
Our publications, reports and research library hosts over 500 specialist reports and research papers on all topics associated with CCS.
The supply chain supporting renewable infrastructure programmes is a substantial one, and the benefits accruing to UK industry right now are real and significant. This report sets out the size of the opportunity at hand. It shows that the overall scale of ambition in the UK matters, and sets out the views of industry about likely scales of delivery. Importantly, this applies not just to the scale of our offshore programme out to 2020 and whether we see 13GW or 18GW delivered, but what happens across the next decade. For an industry which is making long-term decisions about manufacturing capacity, whether the UK is content with current offshore deployment plans or wants to press ahead at scale further out to 2030 matters greatly.
Irrespective of the scale the supply chain opportunities are considerable, this report also shows that Government needs to take care to play its hand intelligently. We know Government is all too aware that a UK supply chain will not form of its own accord, but will require Government to be an active player and supporter of this market.
As a generation sector, wave and tidal is one that attracts significant support and interest from the public, politicians and business community. There is a clear understanding that to deliver on the potential of this sector is required a long term programme with industry and government working closely together. This report aims to set out how best Government and industry can best work together to manage risks, turning challenges into opportunities. It is also a demonstration of the maturity of the sector in facing up to these challenges by providing realistic, hard-headed analysis of what industry must do to play its part in overcoming them and delivering the wider benefits offered by this sector.
In a growing industry it is important to track our progress and mark successes. This report looks back over the year, charting experience of developers across offshore and onshore wind, including large and small developments, we can see a clear picture of an industry delivering for the UK economy.
The onshore wind sector in the UK has grown significantly over the last decade and in particular over the last five years. Further increases are expected in onshore wind energy deployment over the course of the decade in order to meet the UK’s 2020 renewable energy commitments and longer-term energy security and low carbon goals.
The experience of many economies over the last few years demonstrates that the economic impact of onshore wind deployment can be significant in terms of direct, supply chain and wider economic effects. This report considers the scale of these effects in the UK to date and the potential contribution of the onshore wind sector to future economic growth in the period to 2020. The focus of the study is on the economic impacts of the commercial onshore wind sector.
This report examines the current state of the marine energy industry in the UK for 2012. It looks at a year in policy, the current state of finance & funding, and some projects and device types in detail, before concluding with some of the challenges ahead.