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.
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.
Energy Systems Catapult’s Director of Strategy and Performance, Guy Newey, is presenting at the Chatham House: Energy Transitions 2021 Conference on 18 March 2021.
The head of the Modern Energy Partnership programme at the Catapult, Christine St John Cox, is presenting at the Westminster Health Forum – Next steps for NHS estates – funding, infrastructure modernisation and optimisation, net-zero, and learning from the response to the pandemic, on 11 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.
New analysis has found that committing to a further 10GW of new nuclear beyond Hinkley Point C is a low regrets option for the UK as it targets a Net Zero economy, but that costs need to fall significantly if the technology is to fulfil its long-term potential.
The analysis in Nuclear for Net Zero has found there is a credible path available to realise significant nuclear cost reduction delivering potentially lower costs and risks associated with achieving UK Net Zero.
If we are to achieve our Net Zero targets, we will require more than just technological innovation – but innovation in consumer propositions, business models, and the markets that allow them to happen. And this requires robust and enduring policies and regulation, argues Dr Danial Sturge.
A new report by Energy Systems Catapult found Net Zero by 2050 is possible if the UK supports innovation and scale-up. The report was accompanied by the Catapult’s flagship event for 2020: The presentation slides are now available to download.
A new report by Energy Systems Catapult has found Net Zero by 2050 is possible if the UK supports innovation and scale-up across three essential areas – Low Carbon Technology, Land Use and Lifestyle.
A new report by Energy Systems Catapult has found Net Zero by 2050 is possible with support for innovation and scale-up across three essential areas – Low Carbon Technology, Land Use and Lifestyle.