The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership confirms new working practices

On Thursday 26 March, the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) announced that following the outbreak of Covid-19, the company has adopted working practices in accordance with isolation rules announced by government and will continue to focus on its mission to support the transition to lower carbon vehicle and fuels in…

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Leeds homes connected to £36mn district heating network

Leeds City Council announced on Tuesday 17 March that the first 800 households have been connected to the city’s £36mn ‘Leeds PIPES’ district heating network, which uses heat generated from black bin waste. After the scheme’s first phase is completed later this year, nearly 2,000 connected households are estimated to…

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NIC: hydrogen could see 30% reduction in energy bills

Analysis published by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has suggested that increased investment in new technologies, such as low carbon hydrogen generation could be the best way to deliver low cost power to UK consumers while also helping reach net zero by 2050. Published on Friday 6 March, Net Zero:…

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Centrica announces EV enablement partnership with Volkswagen

Centrica has been selected to install home charging stations and provide aftersales services to Volkswagen Group customers across UK, the company announced on Wednesday 4 March. The three-year deal will see Elli, the central provider of charging hardware and related services for the main Volkswagen Group, work exclusively with British…

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Bristol receives £10mn to accelerate the growth of low-carbon heat networks

Bristol’s City Council has received a £10mn government grant to expand the city’s heat networks. Announced on Wednesday 4 March, funding for the Heat Network Investment Project (HNIP) will see the city’s heat network become broadened and replace the need for individual buildings to have their own heating systems. Part…

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UK Hydrogen Taskforce calls for £1bn spending commitment

A UK Hydrogen Taskforce – a cross-industry coalition of leading organisations focused on conveying a unified voice to UK government – was launched in parliament on Monday 2 March. It outlined a series of policy recommendations for industry and government to work towards over the next five years in its…

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Energy firms trial heat-as-a-service to support the UK’s net zero transition

Announced on Monday 24 February in a press release, Baxi Heating UK and Bristol Energy have successfully trialled selling ‘heat-as-as-service,’ defined by Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) as a ‘Heat Plan.’ Instead of buying units of energy (kWh), consumers could purchase hours of warmth in their home, known as ‘Warm Hours.’…

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London Stansted Airport unveils plans to implement new EV charging points

London Stansted Airport has outlined plans for new charging points for passengers’ electric vehicles (EVs) alongside further investment into facilities that support the airport’s public transport. Published on Friday 21 February, up to 13 high-speed charging points will be installed at a new purpose-built charging station, which is planned to…

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