NEA sets out impacts of heat decarbonisation on fuel poverty

A new report by National Energy Action (NEA) has examined the potential impacts of heat decarbonisation on fuel poverty. The NEA explored various options for delivering heat decarbonisation by 2050 and how investment could be funded and financed. The paper identified three main routes for decarbonising the heat supply: repurposing…

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Centrica launches new energy proposition for businesses

Centrica’s Distributed Energy and Power business has launched a new proposition to non-domestic customers, which offers large energy users opportunities to utilise distributed energy solutions from one company. Launched on Monday 11 September, the new platform will be run under the new Centrica Business Solutions banner and will be configured…

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Carbon connect backs role for green gas in heat decarbonisation

Analysis from Carbon Connect has revealed that integrating green gases such as biogas, biomethane and hydrogen into the gas grid could substantially cut emissions from heat and transport. Released on Tuesday 12 September, the report argued that government should focus on exploring bioSNG technology, remove barriers to adopting biomethane and…

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Government to provide funding for low-carbon vehicles

The government announced on Friday 8 September that it is providing £3.9mn of funding for low-carbon developments and demonstrations in niche vehicles. The funding is being provided through Innovate UK and will be shared between 30 projects. It comes from two competitions through the Niche Vehicle Network, which were collectively…

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CESI calls for system architect for the UK energy industry

The Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI) has proposed that the UK create a system architect that takes a long-term, non-political, non-commercially based view of the energy industry and system strategy. In a report published on Friday 8 September, CESI argued that the proposed system architect would have a role…

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Scottish government aims to accelerate low-carbon technology innovation

The Scottish government is making £60mn available to accelerate innovation in new technologies, including low-carbon and digital projects by 2020. In an announcement on Wednesday 6 September, the government said the Innovation Fund will support the development of low-carbon infrastructure, such as electricity battery storage, sustainable heating systems and electric…

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REA warns of need for clear EV charging policy

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has cautioned that if the UK government is to maintain and grow battery and electric vehicle manufacturing post-Brexit it will need to create the conditions for a large domestic market. This, The REA said, would mean delivering a network of strategically placed charge points. In…

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ENA calls for consumers to be at the heart of decarbonisation strategies

The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has argued that Ofgem’s approach to the future of the UK energy networks’ regulatory model must account for the major changes taking place in the energy market, and ensure that consumers are part of the way the framework operates. In its response to Ofgem’s consultation…

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Solarplicity to partner with social housing providers

Solarplicity has announced it is partnering with social housing providers to install solar panels on social housing. In a statement issued on Saturday 2 September Solarplicity said that the £160mn of funding from Maas Capital will be used to create Community Energy Schemes, where tenants benefit from long-term guaranteed discounts…

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Energy UK welcomes drop in SVT customers

Energy UK issued a statement on Friday 1 September welcoming the news that the number of customers on Standard Variable Tariffs (SVTs) has fallen due to increased levels of switching. Lawrence Slade, CEO of Energy UK, said that Ofgem’s latest retail market data showed that the increased efforts of energy…

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