This blog, as part of the Rethinking Electricity Markets project, describes a framework methodology and metrics that can be used to estimate the full set of cost and benefits associated with a wide range of low/zero carbon technologies, including generation, storage, interconnection, demand reduction and demand response.
Achieving zero carbon electricity by 2035 (as recommend by the Climate Change Committee) will be key to decarbonising many other sectors, including road transport, buildings (i.e. heating), and industry. The UK Emissions Trading System combined with electricity decarbonisation policy mandates could be vital.
A new Energy Digitalisation Taskforce (EDiT) is being launched today by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, is partnership with Ofgem and Innovate UK, to continue the Government’s focus on modernising the energy system to unlock flexibility and drive clean growth towards net zero emissions by 2050.
A world-first, energy innovation ecosystem, the Whole Energy Systems Accelerator (WESA), is a step closer following a collaboration agreement between the Living Lab at the Energy Systems Catapult and PNDC.
The UK wants to be a global leader in the fight against climate change, and it can take a massive step forward this year by increasing the ambition of the new UK Emissions Trading System.
This is the third 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’.
The Energy White Paper launched in December was designed to present a vision for how government intends to make the transition to a Net Zero energy system by 2050. This insight article focuses specifically on the impact for Smart Local Energy Systems (SLES).
Energy Systems Catapult is calling for the creation of an economy-wide ‘Carbon Regulator’ to oversee monitoring, reporting, and verification of greenhouse gas emissions reduction and removal across the economy.
This report makes the case for a new ‘Carbon Regulator’ to oversee accurate and coherent monitoring, reporting, and verification of greenhouse gas emissions reduction and removal across the economy.
This consultation looks to ensure standards, both in energy efficiency and in overheating, as determined by the Building Regulations, are ambitious enough to put us on the right track to meet the 2050 Net Zero carbon emissions target and to adapt to rising temperatures over the coming years.
The Department for Education and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy commissioned Energy Systems Catapult to carry out a short investigation with the aim of identifying the principal challenges and opportunities associated with decarbonising the English school estate – which is responsible for a quarter of carbon emissions from the public sector estate.