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.
The Developing Carbon Credit Markets report explores how linking sectoral policies through trading can play a key role in opening a pathway to an economy-wide carbon policy framework. This report is part of the Net Zero Carbon Policy project, focusing on how the UK can develop an innovation-friendly, economy-wide framework for Net Zero.
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’s Director of Strategy and Performance, Guy Newey, is presenting at the Chatham House: Energy Transitions 2021 Conference on 18 March 2021.
Sarah Keay-Bright, Energy Systems Catapult’s Practice Manager for Policy and Regulation is delivering an address at the Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum: Retail energy markets in the UK – next steps for sector modernisation, decarbonisation, regulation, and delivering value and new services for customers on 11 March 2021.
Three-quarters of UK local authorities have now declared a climate emergency but a snap poll has suggested the majority have difficulty accessing the data they need to make informed and effective decisions that will support the development of local energy projects that are key to achieving Net Zero.
Edinburgh-based innovator Amp X is set to trial an autonomous, digital energy assistant in 50 Living Lab homes run by Energy Systems Catapult, aiming to help households to reduce the cost and carbon intensity of their energy and ultimately lead to peer-to-peer trading.
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.
A new independent report produced for the Climate Change Committee by Energy Systems Catapult for input into their Sixth Carbon Budget advice to Government, says: careful policy design can deliver deep decarbonisation, while ensuring energy-intensive, trade-exposed industries are not disadvantaged compared to international peers.
A new independent report produced for the Climate Change Committee suggests the right Government policy can minimise the impact of Net Zero on the competitiveness of UK industry and reduce the offshoring of carbon emissions. But there is no silver bullet and a wide package of policy measures will be needed, including a market for negative emissions and transitioning from initial subsidies to a set of standards – including at the border – that tighten over time in line with carbon budgets.
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.