The UK has made great progress in decarbonising electricity over the past decade. Tackling transport and heat will be next, where the potential of digitalisation will be crucial. Policymakers face a raft of challenges. Energy Systems Catapult believes the architecture of the energy system requires a rethink. Strategy and Performance Director Guy Newey explains.
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.
Energy Systems Catapult has selected three sectors highlighted recently in the Prime Minister’s 10-point plan, and produced Energy Landscapes to showcase the exciting UK innovation and supply chain in these areas. We would like you to have your say on who should appear in the final Electric Vehicle, Hydrogen, and Smart Heating & Cooling Landscapes.
Moves to simply apply a blanket carbon tax across the economy are unlikely to unlock the innovations we need to meet our ambitious targets, and risk backfiring if not handled with care.
Philip New, CEO at Energy Systems Catapult, is speaking at the Fleet News Electric Vehicle Conference on 24 March 2021.
Philip New, CEO at Energy Systems Catapult, is taking part in a panel session at the SMMT Electrified Conference on 25 March 2021.
The Prime Minister’s 10-point package marks the first substantial climate intervention by a PM since the start of the coalition. That matters. It gives a clear signal outside and, just as importantly, inside Government that Net Zero is a priority.
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.
The Energy Launchpad International will select up to eight SMEs aiming to export smart energy innovations to receive acceleration support in preparation for a virtual mission to India and Thailand. The India & Thailand Innovator Challenge is supported by the Prosperity Fund at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and in partnership with the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and the Department for International Trade (DIT).
The UK-India Green Business Portfolio features 24 British and Indian companies who are bringing innovative approaches to improving air quality, measuring pollution levels, and reducing traffic emissions by accelerating the transition to electric vehicles.
The Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce made 21 proposals in January 2020 to ensure the energy system is able to accelerate the mass take-up of electric vehicles,. Energy Systems Catapult was central to analysing those proposals and recommending EVET focus on 10 high priority actions.
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.