On the 7th of June 2021, Energy Systems Catapult hosted the ‘Recosting Energy: Services for Customers, Fit for Net Zero’ webinar. With the energy sector changing so quickly, we heard how regulatory arrangements designed decades ago are struggling to keep up. Without swift action we will continue to see novel consumer propositions being stifled or re-shaped to fit in with the old way of doing things.
The Covid-19 pandemic may have caused disruption to some consumer energy projects. But for Energy System Catapult’s Living Lab, disruption has been minimal and innovation trials have continued uninterrupted over the past 15 months.
The forward-looking state of Minas Gerais is looking to support innovation and growth of low emission technologies, not only to support its own goals for Net Zero but to lead technical and economic development that can be exported to other regions of Brazil.
Our webinar ‘Re-Costing Energy: How to Delight Consumers Rather than Bore Them with Bills’ will discuss putting consumers centre stage. Join us 7th June 2021.
The Environmental Audit Committee launched an inquiry into the sustainability of the built environment. It will look at the best routes to net zero for our future building needs from low carbon materials through to policies to minimise the whole life carbon impact of new buildings.
A world-first, energy innovation ecosystem, the Whole Energy Systems Accelerator (WESA), is a step closer following a collaboration agreement between the Living Lab at the Energy Systems Catapult and PNDC.
The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee was one of six select committees of the House of Commons (joining Environmental Audit; Housing, Communities and Local Government; Science and Technology; Transport; and Treasury) to support Climate Assembly UK, a citizens’ assembly on combatting climate change and achieving the pathway to net zero carbon emissions.
Homes and workplaces account for around 21% of Scotland’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Over the next 24 years building will be transformed so they are warmer, greener and more efficient. This draft Strategy, which updates both the Energy Efficient Scotland Route Map and the Heat Policy Statement, sets out how Scotland will achieve that ambition.
Electric vehicle sales are rising from a very low level. Uptake needs to spread beyond early adopters to the entire market. But around 30% of UK households have no access to off-street parking. This paper reports research exploring charging options for these households.
Greater Manchester is developing a Local Energy Market and Energy Systems Catapult has been appointed to support development of Local Area Energy Plans across the 10 boroughs of the city.
The Environmental Audit Committee is conducting an overarching inquiry looking at technological innovations which could contribute to tackling climate change. This session considers the role of community energy projects (schemes that are wholly owned and/or controlled by communities or through partnership with commercial or public sector partners).