16th August 2012
The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has welcomed a trio of reports issued today by the Low Carbon Innovation Co-ordination Group (LCICG). The ETI is a founding member of the LCICG.
The three Technology Innovation Needs Assessment (TINA) reports on Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS), Marine Energy and Electricity Networks & Storage (EN&S) explore the commercial potential, key economic benefits and challenges for investment of these technologies to the UK.
Andrew Haslett, Director of Strategy, ETI, said: "The ETI welcomes the opportunity to work collaboratively with the other members of the LCICG on the development of these reports. Tackling the challenge of affordability, sustainability and security relies on taking a pragmatic approach to energy technologies. We must focus on what is practical and that means finding solutions that work for both end users and investors. These reports complement our own modelling and research, which provide the context for the ETI’s own focus on achieving significant cost reductions and enhanced reliability energy technologies."
The TINAs have been developed by the Low Carbon Innovation Coordination Group (LCICG), which is made up of a range of different bodies including the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Carbon Trust, the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and other organisations with significant low carbon innovation interests.
The LCICG issued its first TINA in February focused on offshore wind. Further TINAs are due to issued in the coming months ahead. Click here for a link to the TINA reports issued by DECC
Notes to Editors
For further information, please call Richard Robinson at the ETI on 01509 202026 or 07500 049626.
● The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is a public-private partnership between global industries – BP, Caterpillar, EDF, E.ON, Rolls-Royce and Shell – and the UK Government.
● Public sector representation is through the administration of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, with funding channelled through the Technology Strategy Board and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The Department of Energy and Climate Change are observers on the Board.
● The ETI is focused on accelerating the deployment of affordable, secure low-carbon energy systems for 2020 to 2050 by demonstrating technologies, developing knowledge, skills and supply-chains and informing the development of regulation, standards and policy.