The Open University Energy and Environment Research Unit has, since its foundation in 1986, focussed on a range of sustainable energy technologies on a variety of scales, from large to small, in the belief that a sustainable energy system will require contributions at all scales. So while we support, for example, the development of microgeneration and improvements in energy efficiency in buildings, we also believe that larger-scale projects, in particular offshore wind and city-wide combined heat and power (CHP), have a major role to play in a sustainable energy future.
This submission is in two parts:
Part One proposes a major expansion in the UK's offshore wind programme.
Part Two proposes a major expansion in Combined Heat and Power (CHP).
Boyle, Godfrey and Everett, Robert (2006). Department of Trade and Industry Energy Review Consultation 2006: Submission by Open University Energy & Environment Research Unit. Department of Trade and Industry, London, UK.