The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) carries out world-class, interdisciplinary research into sustainable future energy systems.
Our whole systems research programme addresses the challenges and opportunities presented by the transition to a net zero energy system and economy.
We enable the UK research community to conduct independent, multidisciplinary research to inform net zero decision making. We explore new questions, methods and agendas, and work to maximise impact through local, national and international engagement.
Our research includes major themes on global energy challenges and their implications for the UK; the role of local and regional energy systems; interdependencies between energy systems and the environment; decarbonisation of specific sectors including transport, heat and industry; and transitions in energy infrastructures.
Alongside these activities we carry out systematic evidence reviews, host and curate energy data, map and monitor public engagement with energy systems, and improve the transparency and understanding of energy models.