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.
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.
Smart Local Energy Systems are an emergent concept, both technically and commercially. This portfolio review is based upon analysis of outcomes from 11 concept designs as part of the Prospering from the Energy Revolution programme under the Industrial Strategy Clean Growth Fund.
The Energy Technologies Institute’s Nuclear Cost Drivers (ETI NCD) full technical report is the culmination of a project to demonstrates a credible path for nuclear energy to become a competitive Net Zero solution alongside renewable energy.
The Flexibly-Responsive Energy Delivery project, led by Evergreen Smart Power, is testing a software platform that provides Demand Side Response (DSR) by integrating and managing energy technologies in real time, reacting to grid conditions to increase or reduce their electricity consumption. This report summarises consumer insights on electric vehicle charging and DSR based on five participants from the FRED project.
The Flexibly-Responsive Energy Delivery project, led by Evergreen Smart Power, is testing a software platform that integrates and manages energy technologies in real time, reacting to grid conditions to increase or reduce their electricity consumption. Energy Systems Catapult is gathering insights about consumers’ expectations, understanding and experiences of this flexible approach to energy consumption.
The UK Government consulted on bringing forward the end to the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 to 2035, or earlier if a faster transition appears feasible, as well as including hybrids for the first time.
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.
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.