Research and Development

Appropriate government support for R&D in the energy sector is crucial if technical progress and innovation are to be achieved. Understanding the long-term impact of regulation and market liberalisation on R&D will help us to assess current technology policies and identify any areas in need of change.

Topics under this theme include:

  • The impact of regulation and liberalisation on R&D and innovation
  • The role of R&D in supporting the transition to a low-carbon energy system
  • New energy technologies and appropriate levels of R&D support