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Technology: Research

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what plans his Department has to fund research on low and zero carbon technologies in the next three years. (213881)

Research Council expenditure on energy research and training has more than doubled since 2003 and, over the period 2008-09 to 2010-11, will approach £300 million.

The Energy Technologies Institute will invest up to £1 billion over the next 10 years and the Technology Strategy Board is also expanding its portfolio of activities through a range of initiatives including Innovation Platforms.