FiT installations rose before scheme shut

Ofgem published its 2018-19 Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) report on Wednesday 18 December. Registrations for the FiT scheme shut on 1 April 2019, and the report covers the final FiT year from April 2018-March 2019. In the final year of the scheme there were 28,998 new installations, a 24.5% increase from the…

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Lifetime of FTCH measures to 20 years under ECO3

On Wednesday 18 December, Ofgem confirmed changes required to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO3) that will allow for a lifetime of First Time Central Heating (FTCH) measures to be increased to 20 years, with scores to be adjusted accordingly. Other amendments to the ECO3 measures include the addition of a…

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Q219 report shows declining FiT accreditation rates

On Tuesday 17 December, Ofgem published its Feed in Tariff (FiT) Q219 report covering the July to September period. The report saw a 28% drop in total installed capacity in Q119 becoming accredited at just under 44MW, bringing the total as of the end of Q219 to 6,316MW. Despite this,…

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Amended methodology for phase three and four of ECO3 confirmed

Following consultation, Ofgem announced on Monday 16 November its final position on ECO3 methodologies for calculating electricity and gas supply volumes. In reflection of the five responses, the regulator confirmed it will amend its methodologies for ECO3 phase three and four to include half-hourly settlement data and to calculate the…

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Pod Point becomes Groupe PSA’s exclusive chargepoint supplier in UK

Pod Point announced on Tuesday 10 December that it has reached an agreement to become Groupe PSA’s exclusive electric vehicle (EV) chargepoint supplier for its Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles and Vauxhall brands. Groupe PSA Head of Electric Vehicles & Connected Services Helen Lees said: “We partnered with Pod Point as…

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UKERC urges heat and energy efficiency White Paper

The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) published its Review of Energy Policy 2019, putting forward several recommendations for UK energy policy, including the introduction of a heat and energy efficiency White Paper. Published on Monday 9 December, the report finds that, although the focus during the election campaign has been…

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UKERC: Demand for SUV’s continues to surpass BEV sales figures

On Monday 9 December, the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) published its annual review, which examines some of the challenges of meeting 2050 net zero emissions and puts forth 10 key policy actions for the next government. The review finds that there have been 1.8mn SUV sales over the past…

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Hydrogen Council and EIB sign landmark agreement to finance hydrogen projects

Published on Thursday 5 December, the Hydrogen Council and the European Investment Bank (EIB) signed a landmark agreement to collaborate on the development of innovative schemes to finance hydrogen projects and address climate change. Delivered through the InnovFin Advisory programme, EIB will provide strategic financial advice and support to companies…

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A new platform to increase community energy gains support from National Grid

A new platform which provides a ‘matchmaking’ service to bring together community energy groups and owners of sites for renewable energy generation has been established. Announced on Thursday 5 December, PowerPaired will look to support communities to take control of the way their energy is generated, saving money and tackling…

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Centrica and Citygate launch an EV technology partnership

On Monday 2 December, Centrica and Citygate announced an electric vehicle (EV) technology partnership, which will enable Centrica to install the latest charging technology at 10 Citygate dealerships across London and the south-east and provide aftersales support on EV accessories and charging products, including home charging installations. The duo will…

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