Chancellor announces end to fossil fuel heating in new homes from 2025

During his Spring Statement on Wednesday 13 March, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced that the government is to introduce a Future Homes Standard to end fossil-fuel heating in all new houses from 2025. He said: “The government is determined that we will be the first generation to leave…

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New report calls for public transport improvements to reduce road emissions

A new report from the Aldersgate Group has recommended that the government ensures that public transport is the most attractive form of transport for most journeys. Published on Monday 11 March, the report said that this should be achieved through improving the accessibility, reliability and affordability of the rail network,…

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Report lists UK climate and energy as high risk areas

The latest Greener UK Risk Tracker has assessed the UK’s climate and energy as a high-risk area. Released on Monday 11 March, it highlighted a decrease in energy infrastructure investment caused by uncertainty over Brexit and a “consequent slowdown in efforts to decarbonise the economy”. In addition, Greener UK criticised…

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ENW awards £71,000 to community energy projects

Electricity North West (ENW) announced that it has awarded £71,000 in grants to community energy projects across Cumbria, Lancashire and Greater Manchester. In the Friday 1 March announcement, ENW said the projects concern: an investigation to bring a hydro scheme into community ownership; a new user-led approach to deliver energy…

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Highways England awards £2.8mn EV charge point contract

Highways England announced on Thursday 7 March that it has awarded a £2.8mn contract to BP Chargemaster to install over 50 electric vehicle (EV) charge points across England over the next nine months. Highways England has committed to ensuring 95% of its motorways and major A roads are within 20…

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Cornwall Insight project amont BEIS domestic DSR competition winners

Cornwall Insight is among the winners of BEIS’s domestic demand-side response (DSR) competition. The 13 winning projects were announced by BEIS on Wednesday 6 March awarding a total grant value of £8.57mn. Cornwall Insight is collaborating with project lead Powervault Ltd and Sustainable Venture Development Partners on the Whole House…

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BEIS publishes Offshore Wind Sector Deal

BEIS has published the Offshore Wind Sector Deal, announcing that one-third of British electricity is set to be produced by offshore wind power by 2030. Published on Thursday 7 March, the deal will result in a new £250mn Offshore Wind Growth Partnership to increase UK competitiveness in turbine production, as…

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Statkraft launches virtual power plant in UK

Statkraft has announced that it has launched a virtual power plant (VPP) in the UK with forecasting services firm Energy Meteo Systems, connecting intermittent wind and solar generation with battery storage capacity and flexible gas engines. In a 5 March announcement, the company said the VPP monitors the operations of…

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