New European smart energy and flexibility market study
A new market study is available on the commercial opportunity for demand-side flexibility and wider smart energy system solutions in Europe. After assessing 31 European countries as part of the project - Towards a Smarter and More Flexible European Energy System – we produced a report focused on six key countries with market gaps that match current UK areas of strength.
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Call for collaborators on Japan and Spain EUREKA bids
Energy Systems Catapult is calling for Expressions of Interest from UK energy firms to work with the Catapult and a Japanese or Spanish partner on an innovative idea they would like to develop. Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing £1 million to fund UK businesses leading collaborative research and development (R&D) projects under the EUREKA programme.
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New study finds West Midlands energy incubator could help drive green recovery
Growing demand for a green recovery from Covid-19 – has strengthened the findings from a 12-month study released today into how the West Midlands can capture the benefits of cleaner economic growth.
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Electrification of Heat places and partners announced
Three locations and three delivery contractors have been announced to install electric heat pumps into 750 homes for the $14.6m Electrification of Heat Demonstration project.
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UK should commit to 10GW of new nuclear beyond Hinkley, but costs must fall – new analysis finds
New analysis has found that committing to a further three Hinkley Point C-sized nuclear plants is a low regrets option for the UK as it targets a Net Zero economy, but that costs need to fall significantly if the technology is to fulfil its long-term potential.
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New Ofgem licence condition to require Data Best Practice by networks
Ofgem has announced their intention to introduce a licence condition requiring network companies to comply with Data Best Practice guidance which was developed with the Energy Systems Catapult. Dr Richard Dobson, author of the recent Energy Data Taskforce report, explains why this is an important step in driving low carbon innovation.
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COVID-19 green recovery should account for local variations in air quality
New analysis has found the cost of damage caused by poor air quality means the pathways to Net Zero may differ significantly between areas across the UK. So a green economic recovery from COVID-19 should take account of regional and local variations in air quality when low carbon technology and infrastructure investment decisions are being made. This comes after our Energy Systems Modelling Environment was upgraded to take account of six pollutants responsible for poor air quality. Adam Thirkill explains more.
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Digital Energy Fitness assessment being developed by Catapult
Energy Systems Catapult is developing a Digital Energy Fitness assessment for energy sector businesses that want to capture the opportunities of Innovating to Net Zero. Our latest deep dive report, Digitalisation for Net Zero, assesses the potential of digital technology to transform the energy system, including real-world case studies being developed by UK innovators.
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Can Energy from Waste drive deployment of Carbon Capture and Storage?
Energy from Waste will almost double capacity in the near future, with carbon emissions already exceeding the cement and chemical industries. But could this boom and a unique set of advantages help EfW drive the development and deployment of a technology likely to be essential to meeting our climate change targets - Carbon Capture and Storage? Susanna Elks explains.
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Find your company on a map of the UK’s Digital Energy Landscape
Two hundred and twelve companies have been identified by Energy Systems Catapult as we update our map of the UK’s Digital Energy Landscape.
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Innovating to Net Zero
The Innovating to Net Zero report is the result of modelling 100s of potential pathways to 2050 – ramping up or down different technologies and behaviour changes – to understand the combinations, interactions and trade-offs of competing decarbonisation approaches to achieve net zero carbon emissions.
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Six Steps to Zero Carbon Buildings
A net zero target for greenhouse gas emissions provides wonderful clarity. No more wondering about the ‘last 20% of emissions’: it’s simple and clear. Everything – all buildings, cars, and industries – must be zero carbon in aggregate by 2050. Decarbonising buildings is probably the most challenging aspect. How do we shape low carbon solutions that people and places actually want? Here George Day & Arianna Griffa - from our Markets, Policy & Regulation Team - outline six potential steps to build markets that deliver solutions by 2050.
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Bid Opportunities
Energy Systems Catapult identifies opportunities to take part in industry funded partnership programmes to deliver collaborative projects. Our Funding Tracker provides details of some of the current funding opportunities in the Energy Industry as well as tenders and calls from Energy Systems Catapult.
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