Crown Estate Scotland generates £9mn in revenue

The organisation that manages Scotland’s seabed leasing for offshore wind has announced that it generated £9mn of revenue in its first year of operation, £3mn over target. Crown Estate Scotland published its annual report and accounts on Tuesday 11 December, reporting that it generated £1mn in revenue from offshore wind…

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Global investors warn of financial crash unless climate change tackled

A group of 415 global investors with assets totalling $32trn (£25trn) have signed a statement warning UN delegates that climate change could result in a financial crash several times worse than in 2008. Investors, including some of the world’s biggest pension funds, insurers and asset managers, signed the Global Investor…

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Scottish renewables break 100% demand threshold

Statistics from WWF Scotland have revealed that Scottish wind output in November broke through the 100% threshold for the first time, with 109% of total Scottish electricity demand being met from renewables. Released on Sunday 9 December, the figures show that on 20 out of 30 days wind production outstripped…

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innogy IME invest £500,000 in Verv smart home project

Smart home energy hub developer Verv has received a £500,000 investment from innogy International Middle East (IME) to develop a three-phase hub to enable compatibility with a wider range of buildings. In a Thursday 6 December press release, Verv said that its hub identifies individual home appliances and incorporates blockchain…

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OGA awards first CCS licence

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has awarded its first carbon capture and storage (CCS) licence. It made the announcement on Thursday 6 December, awarding it to Pale Blue Dot’s Acorn CCS project at St Fergus, which seeks to re-use existing oil and gas infrastructure to transport and store carbon.…

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London seeks 1GW flexibility

A new London Greater Authority-backed flexibility project has announced that it is seeking flexibility partners to provide as much as 1GW of flexibility in London by 2050. As reported in The Energyst on Thursday 6 December, the Flex London project is part of the Mayor of London’s £34mn Energy for…

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ESC: local planning key to reducing decarbonisation costs

A new report from the Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) has concluded that local authorities will need to take a key role in decarbonisation developments, rather than government applying a blanket national policy, to reduce costs. Published on Thursday 6 December for Energy Technologies Institute, the report said that each local…

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Europe introduces cyber-security requirements for EV chargers

New cyber-security requirements have been launched in Europe to help municipalities and distribution network operators to secure electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and harmonise standards across Europe. The European Network of Cyber Security (ENCS) and the European Distribution System Operators’ Association for Smart Grids (E.DSO) announced on Tuesday 4 December…

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Academics find consumers need more information to engage with flexibility

A new study from Imperial College London’s Energy Future Labs has concluded that consumers need to be provided with more detailed information and the right tools to be able to participate in demand-side response (DSR). Published on Wednesday 5 December, the report recommended that the government and the energy industry…

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Business energy efficiency spending falls

The latest edition of Energy Efficiency Trends released by EEVS Insight and Bloomberg NEF, has reported that non-domestic energy efficiency spending declined in Q3 2018. As a result, spending returned to the “normal range” after a large increase in the three months from April – June. Published on Tuesday 4…

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