There has been plenty of technical debate over the years about the best way to put a price on carbon emissions. Some favour a carbon tax while others favour emissions trading systems. There are arguments on both sides. However if Government is serious about Net Zero, it must implement a UK Emissions Trading System in 2021.
Seven of the UK’s most cutting-edge innovators in Smart Zero Carbon Building Solutions have been selected for a rigorous business acceleration programme at Energy Systems Catapult.
The UK’s withdrawal from the EU Emissions Trading System and the implementation of a UK
Emissions Trading System (ETS) provides the UK with a historic opportunity to improve the
economy-wide coherence of incentives to reduce emissions and achieve Net Zero by 2050.
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.
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.
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.
William Edrich joined Sunamp in January 2019 as the Global Head of Commercial and Industrial to lead the company’s ambitious growth plans. Here he explains how the Energy Launchpad is helping Sunamp take their technology to a new markets such as demand side response.
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 it drive the development and deployment of a technology likely to be essential to meeting our climate change targets – Carbon Capture and Storage?
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.
Data, if managed correctly, can be a valuable asset; delivering fascinating and useful insights. Manage it incorrectly, and data can be confusing, contradictory, or more trouble than it’s worth. Jake Verma offers insights into our work around the UK helping local innovation projects to Prosper from the Energy Revolution.
Energy Systems Catapult has responded to a consultation by the Scottish Government seeking views on proposals to set a standard for energy efficiency and to make it mandatory for homeowners from 2024 onwards.
Scottish energy firm Biskit Controls has become the latest business to begin demonstrating an innovation in the Energy System Catapult’s 100-home Living Lab.