Government announces new battery technology centre

Coventry is set to become home to a new national centre of excellence in developing electric car battery technology. Announced on Thursday 16 May, BEIS said the £28mn investment in the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre filters into the UK’s electric vehicle ambitions and the future launch of a Gigafactory to…

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ADE launches compliance scheme to encourage business flexibility

The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) launched its Flex Assure scheme on Wednesday 15 May. It is a new compliance scheme which is designed to make it easier for businesses to participate in flexibility. The ADE said Flex Assure will help businesses to compare the different services offered by aggregators.…

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DfT celebrates “record levels of investment” in green transport in the north

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that green transport in the north has seen “record levels of investment” of over £600mn. Announced on 16 May by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, the expansion of green transport and infrastructure includes almost 100 ultra-low emission buses. Grayling also highlighted that millions in…

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DfT awards £25mn to fund zero emissions transport innovations

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced £25mn in funding for 22 innovative projects concerning zero emissions transport. Announced on 15 May, the investment is part of the government’s Industrial Strategy. One project aims to develop electric motorcycle technology for lowering vehicle emissions and noise, with faster battery charge times…

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Tesco’s energy efficiency drive unlocks £37mn in savings

Tesco’s Annual Report and Financial Statements 2019 revealed that its energy efficiency efforts delivered between 2015-16 and 2017-18 delivered £37m in savings, with 58% of its electricity in 2018-19 sourced from 100% renewable sources. Published on Tuesday 14 May, the report said the company’s net carbon footprint in 2018-19 was…

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EDF Energy launches competition for energy start-ups

EDF Energy has launched a new competition to encourage start-ups with innovative ideas to enter the energy sector. The competition opened on 7 May, with EDF Energy’s innovation accelerator Blue Lab looking for entries which cover any of the following four areas: electric vehicles; improving customers’ lives; artificial intelligence; and…

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Government announces zero tailpipe emission vehicle project competition

The government has announced a new Innovate UK and Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) competition for pre-production projects that can enhance the UK’s long-term capabilities and supply chain in zero-emission vehicles. APC is offering £25mn of collaborative (match) funding for UK-developed late stage R&D to support growth in advanced low carbon…

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