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 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.
The head of the modern Energy Partnership programme at the Catapult, Christine St John Cox, is presenting at the Public Sector Executive: Net Zero Government Conference on 10 March 2021.
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.
Energy Systems Catapult has been appointed to lead a Local Energy Systems Scottish Industry Network (LESSIN) and bring together manufacturers, project developers, technology companies and investors to cultivate the low carbon ecosystem in Scotland.
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.
We’re delivering the third of four local authority focused webinar-workshops on 2 February, putting a spotlight on the People and Skills challenges, tools and solutions available for local authorities to deliver Smart Local Energy Systems (SLES) developments in their local areas.
Energy Revolution Integration Service (ERIS) is looking for information from potential tool providers for consideration for inclusion in their local authority driven Smart Local Energy Systems (SLES) Toolkit. Please review the Expression of Interest (EOI) and register for our webinar launch of the EOI on Thursday 29 October 2020.
This is the second in a series of six policy briefs setting out our current thinking on policies for decarbonising buildings over the next two decades as outlined in ‘Six Steps to Zero Carbon Buildings’ and the accompanying ‘Towards an enduring policy framework to decarbonise buildings’.
Ofgem commissioned Energy System Catapult and the Centre for Sustainable Energy to develop a methodology and initial set of quality standards that could be adopted as a framework for scaling up Local Area Energy Planning across Great Britain.
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.