Sector report: 2018 the toughest year yet for community energy

Community Energy England published its State of the Sector Report 2019 on Saturday 22 June. It showed that 2018 was the toughest year yet for the community energy sector, with new generation capacity falling steeply in comparison to previous years. Communities are showing resilience, however, and are seeking to take…

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Government-funded home chargepoints must be “smart” from 1 July

Roads Minister Michael Ellis has announced that all chargepoints backed by the government’s Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme must be smart and be able to be remotely accessed, as well as be capable of receiving, interpreting and reacting to a signal from 1 July. Announced on Monday 24 June, it follows…

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BEIS announces funding for several innovative UK-based demonstration projects

BEIS announced its plans to fund selected UK-based demonstration projects, alongside the Canadian government which will fund demonstration projects located in Canada as part of a joint challenge. In the Thursday 20 June announcement, BEIS said project teams must involve organisations from both countries in order to receive a funding…

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ECO3 installations decreased 3% between March and April

BEIS has released the latest household energy efficiency statistics. Published on Thursday 20 June, the data shows that ECO3 installations fell 3% between March and April 2019. Up to end of April 2019, 27% of all installations were for cavity wall insulation, 19% were for loft insulation and 25% were…

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Energy networks outline flexibility plan

The Energy Networks Association (ENA) published Our Six Steps for Delivering Flexibility Services on Thursday 20 June. In the plan, the ENA explained that GB’s six Distribution Network Operators (DNOs), GTC (Independent DNO), Transmission Owners and National Grid ESO have agreed to the six principles of: championing a level playing…

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MPs present bill to require government to publish energy efficiency plan

Sarah Newton (Conservative, Truro and Falmouth) and other MPs presented a bill to Parliament for first reading which would require the government to publish a plan for meeting the domestic energy efficiency targets as set by the Clean Growth Strategy. She presented the bill on Tuesday 18 June, explaining that…

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UKERC analyses impact of net zero target on various sectors

Research published by the UK Energy Research Centre on Wednesday 19 June has explored the level of disruption that could be required by some sectors to meet net zero targets. The in-depth analysis, Disrupting the UK energy systems: causes, impacts and policy implications, focuses on four key areas of the…

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Mayor of London announces EV infrastructure plans

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has laid out plans to expand London’s electric vehicle (EV) charging network. Published on 17 June, the plan revealed that the public and private sectors will work toward the delivery of an advanced EV infrastructure, with commitments by businesses and retailers to transform EV charging…

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