Welcome to the Institute of Energy, an innovative and pioneering research centre with a mission to advance energy technology in the global quest for a sustainable energy economy.
I am immensely proud to be involved in a unique resource in the field of sustainable energy that is rooted in the practical environment of Cardiff University’s School of Engineering, and which has been designed to face global energy challenges and play a key role in addressing the increasing demand for sustainable and low carbon technologies.
The Institute of Energy encompasses high quality interdisciplinary research, education and training to address future predicted skills shortages in attracting the next generation of engineers and researchers in the fields of sustainable energy.
We have the large scale facilities necessary to move research towards demonstrating the viability of technology, and we engage and interact extensively with industry and academia to have an impact on increasing UK capacity and capability in sustainable energy technologies.
It is now widely recognised that the transformation and use of energy will become increasingly constrained by the need to reduce CO2 emissions. The Committee on Climate Change now advocates an 80% reduction by 2050 and effective de-carbonisation of the power sector by 2030.
The UK Government has identified the worldwide market for low carbon goods and services to be $3 trillion and that 400,000 new jobs will be created in the UK within this sector over the next 8 years. The Institute of Energy is geared up to respond to this radical transformation of our economy.
The urgency and scale of the task are such that we need to contribute both to the longer term creation of knowledge (the traditional role of the universities), but also to analyse and understand what is necessary to encourage the adoption of low carbon technologies that exist, but have yet to be deployed widely.
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