OVO and Sunamp secure government zero carbon heating funding

OVO Energy and Sunamp confirmed on Thursday 20 December that they have been awarded £1.6mn of grant funding from the UK government’s Low Carbon Heating Technology Fund for a collaborative Zero Carbon Home project. The proposed system uses Sunamp’s high energy density, high power density UniQ heat batteries to store…

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Energy:2030 issue 12

In Energy:2030 issue 12, we focus on the impact of the Climate Change Act 2008 ten years after its inception. We consider the UK’s progress in meeting its carbon targets as well as other countries’ ambitions to meet their own targets. Continuing our focus on local markets, we present an…

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Centrica completes 49MW battery project in Cumbria

Centrica has announced that it has completed construction of a 49MW fast response battery on the site of a former coal-fired power station in Cumbria. In a press release on Wednesday 19 December, the business said that the Roosecote battery is able to come online in less than a second…

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Renewables generate record amount of electricity in Q3

Statistics released by BEIS on Thursday 20 December have reported that renewables generated 33.1% of the UK’s electricity in the third quarter of 2018, a record high. Renewable capacity was 43.2GW at the end of Q3 2018, an increase of 10% on Q3 2017. BEIS also reported that November saw…

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Lightsource BP to install subsidy-free solar panels for Budweiser

Subsidy-free solar panels with a capacity of 100MW are to be installed in the UK as part of a deal between BP-backed solar developer Lightsource BP and Budweiser brewer AB InBev UK. Announced on Wednesday 19 December by Lightsource BP, the 15-year power purchase agreement for the installation of 100MW…

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Report highlights the role of nuclear in decarbonisation

An Imperial College study into the value of baseload capacity in a low-carbon GB electricity system was published by Ofgem on Wednesday 19 December. The report found that, under high flexibility scenarios, the marginal value of nuclear generation may be lower than under low flexibility scenarios, but that the cost-efficiency…

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Innovate UK announces £20mn funding competition for clean technology

A £20mn funding competition for projects to develop zero and low emission vehicles was announced by Innovate UK on Monday 17 December. Innovate UK said that projects must be in the following areas: alternative propulsion systems; electric machines and power electronics; energy storage and energy management; lightweight vehicle and powertrain…

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Record-breaking amount of offshore wind capacity added in 2018

RenewableUK has announced that over 2GW of new offshore wind became operational in the UK during 2018. In a press release on Monday 17 December, it was reported that the total added capacity of 2,121MW was almost twice as much as the previous record of 1,154MW in 2012, with Walney…

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Aviation 2050 strategy outlines low-carbon plans alongside consultation

The Department for Transport (DfT) published a new aviation industry green paper, outlining future strategy for the sector. Released on Monday 17 December, Aviation 2050 — The Future of UK Aviation highlights various issues and opportunities in reducing the environmental impact of the aviation industry such as the potential development…

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All government-funded home chargepoints to be smart from July 2019

The Department for Transport (DfT) announced on Friday 14 December that all government-funded home chargepoints for electric vehicles (EVs) must use smart technology from July 2019. The government specified that chargepoints must be able to be “remotely accessed, and capable of receiving, interpreting and reacting to a signal.” The government…

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