One of the key global investment trends over recent times has been the record growth of sustainable finance. Covid-19 has influenced this market as there is a clear drive to build back greener and fairer to support economic recovery.
Sarah Keay-Bright, Energy Systems Catapult’s Practice Manager for Policy and Regulation is delivering an address at the Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum: Retail energy markets in the UK – next steps for sector modernisation, decarbonisation, regulation, and delivering value and new services for customers on 11 March 2021.
The Energy Revolution integration Service engaged with people actively developing Smart Local Energy Systems to gather insight into the main challenges and offer recommendations based on experience from other sectors and related research programmes.
Regional government and local authorities are central to achieving Net Zero. Over three quarters of all local authorities have declared climate emergencies, demonstrating their commitment and ambition. Energy Systems Catapult is working with local authorities to understand what support is needed to help empower local ambitions and deliver on their Net Zero commitments.
Why should the UK be investing in a Living Lab made up of 100 existing homes upgraded to become digitally connected smart-homes? And how is this relevant to Net Zero? Rebecca Sweeney explains.
Eighteen of the UK’s most innovative SMEs have been selected for a business accelerator programme aimed at helping the West Midlands become a leader in developing Net Zero energy systems for buildings, commercial estates and industry.
Innovator Support Platform has become Energy Launchpad with a range of new offerings to boost UK innovators. Energy Launchpad will continue to provide three main levels of support – Universal, Incubation and Acceleration. However, in the coming weeks we will be launching new support across the Supply Chain, International, Networking and Collaboration and Investment.
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.
Equiwatt – part of our Energy Launchpad – has secured over £300,000 in investment to support the growth of their innovation that incentivises consumers to save energy at peak times through an app-based rewards scheme.
Energy Systems Catapult and five local authorities in Greater Manchester have won funding for a pioneering clean energy project – that will develop 10 renewable schemes across the city – and create a blueprint that can be replicated in other regions across the UK aiming for Net Zero carbon emissions.
Smart Local Energy Systems are an emergent concept, both technically and commercially. This portfolio review is based upon analysis of outcomes from 11 concept designs as part of the Prospering from the Energy Revolution programme under the Industrial Strategy Clean Growth Fund.
Whether you are local authority involved in social housing or energy projects, a business owner or technology developer considering social landlords as a customer, a housing developer or social landlord wanting to improve your services to your residents, while at the same time creating new revenue streams and helping the environment. We are keen to better understand the motivations and challenges to installation of innovative low carbon technology in social housing.