Professor Mark Jaccard is Director of the School of Resource & Environmental Management at Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University. He has published over 100 academic papers, most of these related to his principal research focus: the design and application of energy-economy models that assess the effectiveness of sustainable energy and climate policies. His latest book The Citizen’s Guide to Climate Success: Overcoming Myths that Hinder Progress has received rave reviews.
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.
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.
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.
George Simms, Senior Project Manager at Energy Systems Catapult, is a panellist at Elemental’s Let’s talk about Retrofitting Social Housing roundtable on 24 February 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.
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.
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.