New low carbon heat network in Bradford city centre gains momentum

A district heat network scheme which is being supported by the LEP’s Energy Accelerator is a step closer to being built in Bradford city centre. Published on Thursday 6 February, the £14.5mn scheme was supported by members of Bradford Council’s Executive on Tuesday 4 February and will now progress to…

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Government urged to incentivise EV uptake

MPs urged the government to incentivise road users to switch to electric vehicles (EVs) during a debate on net zero and decarbonising transport. During the Tuesday 4 February debate, an SNP spokesperson on Transport, Infrastructure and Energy highlighted that EVs made up 60% of car sales in Norway and that…

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Northern Powergrid launches tool to accelerate EV uptake

Northern Powergrid launched a free, online tool on Tuesday 4 February aimed at improving its electric vehicle connections process. The AutoDesign tool is underpinned by real-world network data and provides users with an indicative connection cost in minutes. It uses green, amber and red indicators to guide users towards the…

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Energy:2030 Issue 25

In this month’s Energy:2030, we look at examples of leadership in delivering the energy market transition. In our Perspective, we focus on the initiative of Nordic countries in accelerating net zero commitments. Recently declared targets have coincided with statements from Nordic oil and gas majors, which are taking a lead…

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DPD to house the UK’s “largest” electric vehicle fleet

DPD confirmed on Thursday 30 January that it will utilise 300 new electric Nissan e-NV200 vans by May 2020. The order will take DPD’s electric fleet to 450 vehicles, alongside plans to exceed the firm’s stated target of 500 electric vehicles (EVs) by the end of the year, which it…

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EV trading scheme Private Members Bill has first reading

The Electric Vehicle (EV) Trading Scheme and Road Usage Duty (Consultation) Bill received its first reading on Thursday 23 January. Introduced by Baroness Worthington, it is a Bill to provide for a public consultation on the introduction of a trading obligation on vehicle manufacturers to increase the proportion of EVs…

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November saw a 13% fall in measures installed under ECO3

The number of measures installed under ECO3 in November was 19% lower than October, BEIS has reported in the latest Household Energy Efficiency Statistics. Published on Thursday 23 January, the statistics show that, since the start of ECO3 in October 2018, 206,000 measures have been installed, including 22,300 measures installed…

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Business Secretary extends deadline for decisions on three offshore wind farms

The deadlines on application decisions for the Hornsea Three, Norfolk Vanguard and Thanet Extension offshore wind farms have been extended by Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom. Energy and Clean Growth Minister Kwasi Kwarteng published a Written Ministerial Statement on Thursday 23 January, revealing that the decision deadline for Hornsea Three has…

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