Birmingham to host world’s first zero emission vehicle summit

The DfT announced on Thursday 24 May that the world’s first zero emission vehicles summit is to take place in Birmingham. The Zero Emission Vehicle Summit will bring together international policy makers and industry experts to discuss ways to tackle carbon emissions and improve air quality. The summit is part…

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Think tank urges UK to set net zero emissions goal

Bright Blue has urged the UK government to adopt a new net zero emissions target. In a report released on Friday 25 May, the liberal conservative think tank said there is a strong scientific, technological, legal, and political case for the target. It highlighted that over the past decade climate…

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Scotland aims for net zero emissions by 2050

In an announcement made on Thursday 24 May, Scottish Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham pledged that Scotland will be one of the first countries in the world to achieve a 100% reduction in carbon emissions. The country’s Climate Change Bill now has a revised target of a 90% emissions reduction…

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New £102.5mn research group for local energy launched

A network of energy researchers across a wide range of disciplines has been launched as part of a £102mn investment programme in new local energy approaches. Announced by Innovate UK and UK Research and Innovation on Wednesday 23 May, the programme is part of the government’s Industrial Strategy. The consortium…

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EVs outstrip charging point supply in London

A report published Thursday 24 May by the London Assembly has called for more public EV charging points in the capital. The report highlighted growing demand in the capital with 10 times more EVs in use than in 2012. However, encouraging the 60% of Londoners who don’t have their own…

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Developer Limejump aiming for 1GW of battery storage by 2022

Energy innovation company Limejump is aiming to take on 1GW of battery storage by 2022, according to a report in Current on Monday 21 May. After the recent commissioning of a 20MW of battery storage facility last week in Sudbury, the company’s portfolio now covers an estimated 40% of the…

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World largest rapid charging and battery network planned for UK

The UK could be set to get the world’s largest battery storage and EV fast-charger networks through a partnership between National Grid and developer Pivot Power, The Times reported on Tuesday 22 May. The £1.6bn scheme could see dozens of large battery storage sites and around 4,500 fast-chargers for EVs…

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Changes to non-domestic RHI announced

The latest reforms to the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) came into effect on Tuesday 22 May. To reflect this, the regulator published several new guidance documents on the scheme, covering applications, eligibility, metering requirements, and data submission, along with an updated heat pump installation declaration form. Also published was…

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Car manufacturers raise concerns over EV rollout

Representatives from major car manufacturers were questioned by the BEIS Committee on Tuesday 22 May as part of the committee’s inquiry into the future role of EVs in the UK. When asked about the major challenges in producing EVs in the UK, respondents raised concerns over the industry’s reliance on…

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National Grid launches carbon intensity map

National Grid has added a regionalised forecast to its Carbon intensity API service, the company announced on Tuesday 15 May. The online system forecasts the carbon intensity of power generation across GB and was initially launched in September 2017. The update means that users are now able to see the…

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