West Suffolk Council solar farm generates £1.5mn in third year

West Suffolk Council revealed on Tuesday 13 August that the 12.4MW solar farm at Toggam Farm in Lakenheath, which it owns, generated £1.5mn of income in its third year. This was £100,000 more than anticipated, and brings the total income raised since beginning operation in August 2016 to over £4mn.…

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University to expand solar installs

Goldsmiths University of London announced on Monday 12 August that it will be installing significantly more solar panels across its campus in New Cross. The changes come as part of a major drive to cut carbon use across Goldsmiths as the College joins other universities and institutions in declaring a…

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CCC: deep decarbonisation of existing housing stock possible

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) published a report on Friday 9 July which found that deep decarbonisation across the existing housing stock to nearly zero residual emissions is possible. The report, commissioned by the CCC and produced by Element Energy and UCL, found that, under its ‘Further Ambition’ scenario,…

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Additional £2.5mn funding provided for on-street EV charging

On Monday 12 August, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced that an extra £2.5mn for residential charge points. The funding will support the on-street residential charge point scheme, launched in 2017, which helps people access charging infrastructure near their homes when they don’t have off-street parking. Commenting on the announcement, Policy…

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CCC Chairman makes key recommendations for carbon pricing

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) Chairman Lord Deben wrote a letter to Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Lesley Griffiths AM and Dr Denis McMahon on Thursday 8 August, setting out key recommendations about the future of carbon pricing. The CCC believes carbon pricing needs to be…

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GEMA receives update on Energy White Paper

On Thursday 8 August Ofgem released the minutes from the latest meeting of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority. The meeting, which took place on 26 June, discussed updates on a number of the key workstreams that Ofgem is currently working on such as RIIO-2 Business Plans, the Nuclear Regulated…

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West Yorkshire launches EV rapid-charging network

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority announced that its electric vehicle (EV) rapid-charging network went live on Friday 2 August, with the switch-on of the first chargepoint. It is the first of 88 being installed across West Yorkshire as part of the £3mn-plus scheme, where ENGIE will install, own and operate…

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Sturgeon opens £6mn district heat network project

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon officially opened the £6mn Stirling District Heating Network on Wednesday 7 August. The project, which received £2mn support through the Scottish government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme, was developed collaboratively with Stirling Council and Scottish Water Horizons. The government said it will use wastewater…

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