New climate change research network launched in UK

By RTCC staff

Developing countries will gain vital access to British energy experts through a new network launched today.

It will identify UK-based skills and knowledge that could help developing economies achieve low carbon developments.

LCEDN is led by Durham University Energy Institute (DEI), the Midlands Energy Consortium (comprising Loughborough, Birmingham, and Nottingham universities), Sussex University, Imperial College and UKERC (UK Energy Research Centre).

The DEI’s Professor Richard Davies, said: “This is another opportunity for the UK in low carbon energy development. There is a lot the UK can offer and the network could be the first step in doing this.”

“It will allow us to meet and work closely with colleagues elsewhere in the world, to understand their priorities and how they are driving their developing economies forward, feeding from each other’s expertise.”

The Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN)  has been made possible by a £100,000 grant from the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Speaking before the launch, Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker commented: “International collaboration on energy research is vital to support low carbon options for developing countries and help tackle climate change.

“Through this initiative we can offer our world-leading expertise in sustainable energy solutions and  learn valuable lessons from countries that are undergoing rapid change.”

For more details visit the LCEDN website



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