The Covid-19 pandemic may have caused disruption to some consumer energy projects. But for Energy System Catapult’s Living Lab, disruption has been minimal and innovation trials have continued uninterrupted over the past 15 months.
There is no point in creating policies like an Emissions Trading System or Carbon Performance Standards if the measurements they rely on bear little relation to empirical reality, writes Dr Danial Sturge.
The Environmental Audit Committee launched an inquiry into the sustainability of the built environment. It will look at the best routes to net zero for our future building needs from low carbon materials through to policies to minimise the whole life carbon impact of new buildings.
Richard Halsey, Capabilities Director, will be speaking ‘Insight60: Hydrogen in homes – The future of heat’ webinar, June 3rd 2021.
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.
The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee was one of six select committees of the House of Commons (joining Environmental Audit; Housing, Communities and Local Government; Science and Technology; Transport; and Treasury) to support Climate Assembly UK, a citizens’ assembly on combatting climate change and achieving the pathway to net zero carbon emissions.
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.
Homes and workplaces account for around 21% of Scotland’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Over the next 24 years building will be transformed so they are warmer, greener and more efficient. This draft Strategy, which updates both the Energy Efficient Scotland Route Map and the Heat Policy Statement, sets out how Scotland will achieve that ambition.
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’.
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 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.