People at risk of fuel poverty in Scotland to receive further energy investment

The Warmer Homes Scotland initiative has awarded more than £38mn to managing agent Warmworks, the Scottish government announced on Wednesday 17 April. This, the government said, would enable Warmworks to continue supporting the government’s fuel poverty scheme to 2022. Those at risk of fuel poverty are eligible to receive further…

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NIC calls for new diesel lorry sales to be banned by 2040

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has recommended that the government set out a strategy to ban all sales of new petrol and diesel HGVs by 2040 as a part of a wider effort to decarbonise freight by 2050. Published on Wednesday 17 April, the report states that a new Freight…

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Renewables capacity nears 40GW

BEIS’s latest Renewable Energy Planning Database has shown that the UK’s operational renewables capacity grew by 175.3MW (0.4%) between December 2018 and March 2019 to a total of just under 40GW. Published on Tuesday 16 April, the data also showed that storage projects in England were responsible for the majority…

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UK still projected to miss fourth and fifth carbon budgets

BEIS published Updated Energy and Emissions Projections: 2018 on Thursday 11 April, detailing the UK’s projected progress from 2018 to 2035. The UK remains on track to miss the fourth and fifth carbon budgets. In the 2018 projections, one less GW of nuclear capacity (13GW) was predicted by 2035 than…

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IRENA report finds renewables deployment must increase six-fold

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published new findings in Global energy transformation: A roadmap to 2050: 2019 edition. Published on Tuesday 9 April, the report concluded that, to meet climate objectives, the deployment of renewables must increase “at least six-fold” compared to current governments’ plans. IRENA also found that…

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SPEN in EV infrastructure testing partnership

SP Energy Networks (SPEN) has partnered with Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) in an £8.5mn project designed to test the best ways to charge electric vehicles (EVs) at public venues, service stations and homes without their own driveways. Announced by Smarter Grid Solutions on Wednesday 10 April, the project will test…

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BEIS investigating gas supply flexibility

Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry has told the BEIS Committee that her department is investigating gas supply flexibility. In a letter published by the BEIS Committee in March, Perry said that following a workshop in March 2018 to present the BEIS report on gas security from October 2017,…

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