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 Energy Technologies Institute’s Nuclear Cost Drivers (ETI NCD) full technical report is the culmination of a project to demonstrates a credible path for nuclear energy to become a competitive Net Zero solution alongside renewable energy.
Net Zero Carbon Policy is a new thought leadership project, with our first report, Accelerating to Net Zero: A sector led approach to an economy-wide carbon policy framework, setting out eight recommendations and some guiding principles for designing and implementing policies to achieve Net Zero.
The Flexibly-Responsive Energy Delivery project, led by Evergreen Smart Power, is testing a software platform that integrates and manages energy technologies in real time, reacting to grid conditions to increase or reduce their electricity consumption. Energy Systems Catapult is gathering insights about consumers’ expectations, understanding and experiences of this flexible approach to energy consumption.
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 welcomes the opportunity to respond to a review of the purpose and performance of CfDs alongside development of the industries involved, the challenges they face, particularly with respect to present and future market conditions.
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.
99% of businesses in the UK are SMEs responsible for 47% of commercial energy use and with the potential for up to 40% energy reduction. Yet selling energy efficiency to SMEs is notoriously hard. Rebecca Lane explains the innovation taking place in this area.
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.
The Government recently committed the UK to a Net Zero carbon emissions target to tackle climate change. Yet that commitment is dependent on the consent of the British public. The people have a veto on Net Zero argues Kathryn Chambers.