The Opportunity and Challenge for Ocean Energy as Part of Energy System Decarbonisation: the UK Scenario
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OES IA Annual Report
Ocean Energy Systems Implementing Agreement - Annual Report 2009
The marine renewable energy roadmapping activity, being undertaken by the United Kingdom Energy Research Centre (UKERC) in the UK, has been a notable example of a focused and coherent approach to technology development in the marine sector. The first article “The Opportunity and Challenge for Ocean Energy as Part of Energy System Decarbonisation: the UK Scenario” presents a number of significant technological challenges that ocean energy faces in order to reach fully commercial status. The article describes a scenario model for the UK, highlighting the potentially important role of ocean energy technology acceleration in the UK energy system from now until 2050.