Industry anticipates EV surge as conventional cars phased out
The energy industry is expecting a surge in the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on UK roads after government revealed that its plans to improve air quality will include a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans after 2040.
Government seeks powers to set smart tech standards
The government will seek powers to set standards for smart appliances and electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints to enable consumers to provide flexibility to the energy system.
Government invests £246m in battery technology
The government has launched the first phase of a £246 million investment programme to support research, innovation and the scale-up of battery technology in the UK.
BEIS plugs £20m into EV smart charging
The government has announced £20 million of funding to support the development of smart charging technologies, which will enable electric vehicles to help balance the power grid.
BEIS not ‘jumping to conclusions’ on heat rules
The government is not "jumping to conclusions" about the best way to protect to consumers and investors in the district heating market, a senior official has said.
Industrial strategy for networks must be ‘hyper-local’
Electricity North West has called on the government to take a "hyper-local" approach to networks in its new industrial strategy.
BEIS pipes £25m into hydrogen demo for heating
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has revealed plans to pipe £25 million into a new programme exploring the use of hydrogen for heating.
Smart and flexible energy consultation opens
Ofgem and the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have issued a call for evidence on approaches to establishing a smart and flexible power system in the UK.
Making the most of the electricity we store
Ofgem's Andy Burgess sets out the regulator's thinking about electricity storage in a flexible energy system.
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Editor’s weekly: EFR winners and losers
The allocation of the first contracts for enhanced frequency response is welcome, but they have not dispelled uncertainty about prospects for energy storage.