The Department for Transport (DfT) launched a consultation on amending the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) to increase carbon savings on land, air and at sea. The DfT proposes altering the RTFO for greater carbon savings by revised renewable targets, recycled carbon and non-biological fuel amounts, plus its role in maritime.
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.
The government needs to get out of the way to enable innovators to accelerate the shift to a carbon-free electricity grid well before 2050, according to a new report by Energy Systems Catapult. Rethinking Electricity Markets calls for a new wave of reforms to create a zero carbon electricity grid that works for consumers.
Connected Places Catapult and Energy Systems Catapult have collaborated to produce a Market Entry Toolkit to highlight the opportunity and provide companies with practical guidance on how to enter the Indian market.
Innovative companies developing smart home products or services that incorporate electric vehicle (EV) charging will benefit from a new offering in Energy Systems Catapult’s real-world test environment – the Living Lab.
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.
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).