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.
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.
Energy Systems Catapult broadly supports the proposals to raise energy efficiency standards in privately rented homes as a way to prepare them for future low-carbon heat, help address fuel poverty and reduce energy bills. However. we would urge Government to consider some important factors in assessing its proposed policy scenarios.
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.
An innovative low carbon retrofit solution for the social housing sector, that uses a modular approach to keep costs low, is being trialled in Energy Systems Catapult’s Living Lab.
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.
The Energy Revolution Integration Service (ERIS) is keen to explore the social housing sector to understand how decisions are made and the drivers and barriers to installation of innovative technology in social housing. This webinar introduces the perspectives of those involved to improve the understanding of this market.
This trial for the Energy Revolution Integration Service explored how smart heating controls may help vulnerable households afford the energy they need to be safe, healthy and comfortable.
Local Energy Asset Representation (LEAR) pulls together information on energy generation, storage and distribution assets, social factors like fuel poverty and characteristics like building types and local geography using data analysis and aspects of machine learning. It enables planners and innovators to strategically decide how they might deploy and grow low carbon businesses.
Energy Systems Catapult is launching an Innovator Challenge call providing acceleration support to innovative SMEs in collaboration with Climate-KIC and supported by Energy Capital part of the West Midlands Combined Authority.