This groundbreaking project by Energy Systems Catapult found Net Zero by 2050 is possible if the UK supports innovation and scale-up across three essential areas – Low Carbon Technology, Land Use and Lifestyle.
Energy Systems Catapult joined Linklaters to deliver a webinar exploring Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) in the context of ESC’s Innovating to Net Zero report. A recording of the session is available.
New analysis has found that committing to a further 10GW of new nuclear beyond Hinkley Point C 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.
The analysis in Nuclear for Net Zero has found there is a credible path available to realise significant nuclear cost reduction delivering potentially lower costs and risks associated with achieving UK Net Zero.
Storage and Flexibility technologies to balance supply and demand across the energy system will become more indispensable on the path to Net Zero by 2050. This report investigates the potential of Vehicle to Grid technologies.
Storage and Flexibility technologies to balance supply and demand across the energy system will become more indispensable on the path to Net Zero by 2050. This report investigates the potential of Thermal Energy Storage technologies.
Storage and Flexibility technologies to balance supply and demand across the energy system will become more indispensable on the path to Net Zero by 2050. This report investigates the potential of Second Life Batteries.
The Storage & Flexibility Net Zero Series comprises four reports looking at the role of of different storage technologies in providing flexibility to the energy system as we aim to achieve Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Energy Systems Catapult has incorporated air quality pollutant emissions into the Energy Systems Modelling Environment (ESME), to enable a whole systems scenarios to be modelled for decarbonisation and clean air. ESME is used to inform energy policy, innovation spending and other strategic analysis. Now, it can be used to systematically explore the co-benefits and trade-offs between these two agendas, including at a regional scale.
A green 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. Dr Adam Thirkill explains why.
Energy from Waste (EfW) plants are on track to emit around 20 Mte CO2 per year in the near future, with existing, proposed and under-construction facilities. Preliminary analysis on the potential of fitting Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage to EfW plants, show the cost of the technology as a means of emissions abatement is competitive with other industrial abatement options.
If we are to achieve our Net Zero targets, we will require more than just technological innovation – but innovation in consumer propositions, business models, and the markets that allow them to happen. And this requires robust and enduring policies and regulation, argues Dr Danial Sturge.