Paul Jordon will be on the panel with the title ‘It is all about unbundling – from electric island to a real island (but an empire of clean energy)’ with representatives from innovative green energy start-ups in the UK and Israel, as well as Industry regulators from both countries. The panel will take place remotely from 12:30- 13:10 on the 10th March 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Citizens’ juries have emerged in recent years as a way to engage citizens with complex policy, political and ethical choices. They have a long heritage in other areas of policy (e.g. abortion in Ireland). They are a great way for bringing people to a consensus on how to tackle tricky problems that will affect everyone. This was Dr Matt Lipson’s experience with the Climate Assembly.
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.
Why should the UK be investing in a Living Lab made up of 100 existing homes upgraded to become digitally connected smart-homes? And how is this relevant to Net Zero? Rebecca Sweeney explains.