Legal & General, Good Energy and Honda in EV initiatives

Legal & General announced on 5 March that it has taken a c.13% stake in electric vehicle (EV) charge point developer Pod Point. Legal & General said it believes that EVs will be an integral part of delivering a clean environment and transforming the UK’s transport systems. Head of Clean…

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Local Energy Matters | February 2019

In this issue of Local Energy Matters: East of England energy news Energy tariff headlines East of England energy tariffs Plug-in Suffolk to facilitate Eastern EVs Cambridgeshire goes solar Bristol Energy trial heat as a service UKPN to launch EV smart charging trials Read the full edition here .

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Government urged to act on fleet electrification

A new paper from Pixie Energy, Cornwall Insight’s sister company, has urged the government to act to drive the electrification of vehicle fleets. Published on Thursday 28 February, the report made three recommendations: the government should take policy action such as national standardisation of the interface between fuel cards and…

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Energy:2030 Issue 14

In this issue, our Energy Perspective focuses on BEIS’ recent Smart Export Guarantee consultation. With the end of the Feed-in Tariff regime to new applicants from 31 March 2019, we support the thrust of the proposed new scheme and a swift transition to it. We report on Ofgem’s inaugural Local…

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Welsh government announces £35mn for innovative housing

The Welsh government has announced that £35mn is to be invested in the development of innovative, energy efficient housing projects, incorporating battery technology, solar panels and air source heat pumps. In the Wednesday 27 February press release, the government highlighted the Colliers Way development in Swansea, which consists of 18…

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Provisional data indicates renewable energy production rose 8.7% in 2018

BEIS has published the provisional data for 2018’s energy trends, reporting that renewable energy production increased 8.7% in 2018 to over 20mn tonnes of oil equivalent. Published on 28 February, the release said that 2018 saw primary energy production increase by 2.9% on 2017 to 130.4mn tonnes of oil equivalent…

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REA calls on EV charging networks to collaborate

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has called on electric vehicle (EV) charging networks to collaborate to create a seamless user experience. In a new report published on Wednesday 27 February, the REA said that greater interoperability would reduce the need for a wide range of apps, cards and membership accounts…

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Scottish Power announces £6bn investment

Scottish Power has announced plans to spend up £6bn in the UK by 2022. This includes £2bn to be spent in 2019 as it targets investments including electric vehicle charging, smart grids and energy storage technologies. The company intends to spend 40% of the £6bn fund on new renewable energy…

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