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Electricity North West budgets £ 2bn for RIIO – ED2 to upgrade network

DNO Electricity North West has completed its largest ever consultation, committing just under £2bn in its first draft of intended network upgrades running until...

Have your say on the Call for Evidence on the UK ETS

Have your say on the Call for Evidence on the UK ETS The UK ETS launched on 1 January 2021, providing some reassurance of a...

National Grid ESO to pay £1.5 million over electricity demand forecasts

An Ofgem investigation has found that the electricity system operator, National Grid ESO has not provided accurate and unbiased electricity demand forecasts back non...

Have your say on the Call for Evidence on the UK ETS

The UK ETS launched on 1 January 2021, providing some reassurance of a smooth transition from the EU scheme for participants.  The Government is...

Electricity framework is undermining wholesale markets and creating a reliance on government decision-making

The UK electricity market is not functioning effectively and is progressively undermining wholesale electricity markets and creating a perpetual reliance on government decision-making according to...

Government boosts energy efficiency spending to £1.3 billion with extra funding for green homes

£300 million of extra funding is to be invested to cut greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s homes through energy efficiency and low carbon...

Ireland sets 51% emissions reduction by end of the decade

Ireland's government has approved legislation to reach net- Zero emissions no later than 2050 with an interim target of 51% reduction in emissions by the...

National Grid explores plans for UK hydrogen ‘backbone’

National Grid is exploring the development of a UK hydrogen ‘backbone’, which aims to join together industrial clusters around the country, potentially creating a...

UK on track to miss 2020 and 2030 legal targets for toxic pollution

The UK Government is set to miss the legal targets for four out of the five pollutants covered by a crucial piece of clean...

Ofgem boosts investment for Britain’s electricity networks

Ofgem has confirmed plans to boost investment in local electricity grids needed to support the growth in electric cars, small scale renewables, storage and cleaner forms of heating. Surface transport and domestic heating account for 34% of...

COP26 is our best chance to address climate change

Scotland says it will lead by example with its  commitment to net-zero. COP26 is the international community’s best, perhaps only, chance to address the...

Over £90 million government funding to power green technologies

The government has launched 3 new innovation challenges across key areas of the green energy sector including energy storage technology, floating offshore wind and...

Electrical appliances to be cheaper to run and last longer says Government

Fridges, washing machines and televisions will soon be cheaper to run, easier to repair and will last longer thanks to plans for new energy...

Tenfold increase in emissions cuts needed

New research shows 64 countries cut their fossil CO2 emissions during 2016-2019, but the rate of reduction needs to increase tenfold to meet the...

UK Government energy targets require £48.3 billion investment in national housing stock by 2030

To meet its target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the Government needs to have largely eliminated energy inefficiencies from housing stock...

National Grid Gas sentenced over missing gas network records

National gas utility company National Grid Gas plc has been fined for failing to ensure its records relating to gas risers in some high-rise...

UK to launch new research agency to support high risk, high reward science

The Advanced Research & Invention Agency (ARIA) will be led by scientists who will have the freedom to identify and fund transformational science and...

Say Hy to the home of the future

The UK’s first homes with household appliances fuelled entirely by hydrogen are to be built in Gateshead, funded in part by the government Hy4Heat...

Leeds and London set to become global centres of green finance

Leeds and London will be home to a new UK centre for driving global green finance and investment, Energy Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan announced today,...

Green Homes Grant voucher target would take over 10 years to meet

In response to concerns raised by the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) on the operation of the Green Homes Grant, BEIS Minister Lord Callanan has...