Government promises action on energy efficiency and transport emissions

In response to Committee on Climate Change (CCC) recommendations, the government has announced plans to improve building energy efficiency and decarbonise transport. In the Tuesday 15 October response, the government said it would introduce: proposals to improve the energy performance of non-domestic buildings – potentially saving businesses around £1bn per…

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Industrial Energy Transformation Fund Consultation

On Thursday 10 October, BEIS initiated a consultation which will advise the design of the £315mn Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IEFTF). IEFTF is intended to provide funding for capital investment in energy efficiency and decarbonisation over the period to 2023-24. The consultation, which closes on 21 November 2019, seeks to…

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RO level published

BEIS published the Renewables Obligation (RO) level on Friday 27 September – the number of ROCs that electricity suppliers are required to source during the 2020-21 obligation period is 0.471 ROCs per MWh in Great Britain and 0.185 ROCs per MWh in Northern Ireland. BEIS’s calculation estimates that 112.9mn ROCs…

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Government launches £1mn fund for low-carbon transport start-ups

Launched on Tuesday 24 September, the Transport-Technology Research and Innovation Grant (T-TRIG) will see government fund innovative projects to tackle carbon emissions, improve air quality, increase infrastructure resilience and make the transport system more accessible. Tech-focused transport start-ups will be able to bid for a share of almost £1mn (£960,000)…

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BEIS proposes introduction of milestones for smart meter installations until 2024

BEIS issued an updated Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) for the smart metering programme on Monday 16 September, alongside a consultation proposing requirements for suppliers to meet annual installation milestones to support the completion of market-wide smart metering by 2024. The government is still committed to ensuring that every home is…

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Government launches ECO3 consultation

On Tuesday 23 July, BEIS announced a consultation on proposed changes to the current Energy Company Obligation (ECO3) scheme. Proposed changes include incorporating the TrustMark Government Endorsed Quality scheme into ECO3 as a route to demonstrating compliance with the most up to date relevant standards and ensuring a sufficient consumer…

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Government plans to broaden fuel poverty measures

Proposals to update the government’s Fuel Poverty Strategy were published on Monday 22 July. Key measures include broadening how fuel poverty is measured to include a ‘Low Income Low Energy Efficiency’ metric which captures all low income households living in inefficient homes based on Energy Performance Certificates. It also proposed…

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BEIS publishes EDR evaluation report

BEIS published its final evaluation report for the Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR) pilot on Monday 22 July. The pilot offered financial incentives to organisations in Great Britain to deliver significant reductions in peak electricity demand, through the installation of lasting energy efficiency measures such as more efficient lighting systems or…

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