Green Alliance calls for new routes to market for community energy

Green Alliance has published a new report concerning community energy that offered four recommendations. Published on Monday 25 February, the report suggested allowing community projects access to emerging local energy markets and to a ring-fenced pot of contracts for difference. It also said that local energy markets should be designed…

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Bulb to partner with EDMI on smart charging EV trial

Bulb has announced that it will be partnering with smart meter manufacturer EDMI for a trial of smart charging devices for electric vehicles (EVs). Announced on Thursday 21 February, Bulb said that the trial would test technology which EDMI has developed to control EV charging automatically to help balance the…

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NIC: electricity storage legal status the “biggest remaining barrier”

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) published its Annual Monitoring Report on Friday 22 February. In the report, the NIC praised the progress made on flexibility in the UK, highlighting that all distribution network operators had signed up to the Energy Networks Association to open up all significant new network requirements…

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CCC: UK homes “unfit” for climate change challenges

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has criticised UK homes as “unfit for the challenges of climate change”. In a report published on Thursday 21 February, the CCC warned that the UK’s climate change targets will not be met without the near-complete elimination of greenhouse gas emissions from UK buildings.…

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Local Energy and the Energy System Transition

Pixie Energy’s Dan Starman presented at an Ofgem Local Energy event in London on 14 February. The presentation Local Energy and the Energy System Transition looked at several topics, including Pixie Energy projects: The value of flexibility Local market options The Ipswich Flexibility Study The Ipswich Micro-grid The Norwich Virtual…

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CCC urges government not to carry over carbon budget surplus

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has urged the government not to carry forward the surplus emissions from the second carbon budget. Covering 2013-2017, the second carbon budget aimed to reduce emissions by 31% on 1990 levels and was achieved 14% under budget. In a letter to Energy and Clean…

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UKPN to launch smart charging trials

UK Power Networks (UKPN) has announced that it is beginning trials that will test and develop different approaches to smart charging to assess the technical and commercial requirements. In an emailed press release on Tuesday 19 February, the distribution network operator said that it has also commissioned independent research on…

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IRENA report identifies key innovations in energy policy

A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has been released, detailing a list of innovations in energy. Published on Tuesday 19 February, the report categorised 30 innovations from around the world across four dimensions: enabling technologies (battery storage, electrification and smart grids), business models (aggregators, energy-as-a-service), market…

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Energy storage company receives £25mn investment

Energy storage and flexibility services company Zenobe has announced that it has received a £25mn investment from Japanese power companies Jera and Tepco. In the Tuesday 19 February press release, Zenobe said that this investment would support the expansion of its electric vehicle charging batteries services for bus fleet operators.…

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