We recommend that:
1.4 Deployment issues, particularly potential
barriers, should be addressed at, and as part of, the R&D
stage, rather than as a later add-on.
1.6 The Committee should ask for incentivising
"buy-back" tariffs to be further reviewed with a view
to application in the UK.
1.7 A greater emphasis is placed on follow-through
from demonstrators/pilots to delivery at scale.
2.5 Particularly in the interests of tackling
climate change, Government should use all means at its disposal
urgently to stimulate global collaboration on a massive scale.
3.6 Government and the regions should optimise
the impact of public investment, including that of the Technology
Strategy Board, through a closely co-ordinated pan-regional approach.
4.3 In the interests of co-ordination and
cohesion, the ETI should be a partner in TSB, and TSB should have
strong links with ETI.
5.4 The Committee should support a focus
on community-led technology integration, alongside the development
of renewable energy and low-carbon technologies.
6.2 Priority is given to developing effective
and efficient means of energy storage to overcome the problems
associated with intermittency.
6.4 Government should be encouraged to remove
regulatory barriers to decentralised energy systems in order to
assist their commercial viability.
7.1 The Committee should endorse the urgent
need for a system of incentives to encourage large-scale deployment
of proven renewable energy technologies.
7.4 Building-related targets for renewables
and CO2 should be expressed in terms of carbon performance.
8.4 Consideration be given to setting up
a National Academy for Environmental Technology Skills.