Raft of measures designed to transform energy system
The government has published a package of proposed measures to support the decarbonisation of the UK's energy system.
Ofgem’s RIIO2 proposals could hinder net zero plans
The chief executive of the Energy Networks Association (ENA) says Ofgem's current proposals for RIIO2 could have a negative impact on the regulator's ability to support and facilitate the government's net zero ambitions.
Gas heating in new homes will be banned from 2025
Gas heating systems will be banned in new homes from 2025 under new regulations unveiled by Chancellor Philip Hammond.
New heat network council launched
The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) has launched the Heat Network Industry Council with the objective of supporting Government in achieving its vision of achieving a sustainable industry.
IGEM chosen to develop new hydrogen standards
The Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM) has been chosen to develop hydrogen standards for the government's £25 million research and innovation programme.
Swift and decisive action needed on carbon capture
Is the UK on the brink of finally realising the economic and environmental potential of Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) technology? A report by the Government's CCUS Taskforce urges swift and decisive action to tip the balance for an industry primed to deliver. Simon Fairman, director network strategy and safety at Cadent, gives his view.
Danish and Scottish governments sign heat MoU
The Danish and Scottish governments have signed a renewed memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on low carbon heat, district heat systems and energy efficiency in buildings.
Energy Systems Catapult central to ISCF Energy Revolution
The Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) will play a central role in coordinating local consortia that successfully bid for a share of the £41.5 million Energy Revolution fund.
Utility Week Wales Energy conference
Join major stakeholders and policy developers in the Welsh energy sector pave the way towards a sustainable low-carbon transition for Wales.
Heat Networks Investment Project to launch in Autumn
The Government is inviting funding applications for its £320 million Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) from the Autumn.
Government invests £30m in V2G technologies
The government is investing £30 million in vehicle-to-grid technology with 21 projects chosen to receive the funding.
Energy firms told to boost cyber security
Energy firms could be fined up to £17 million if they fail to have robust safeguards in place against cyber attacks.
Joined up approach needed to convert EV ambition
A new report from PwC says government, regulators and utilities must work together to ensure power networks can meet expected peaks in demand brought about by the rise in electric vehicles.
Technology & Operations
Councils encouraged to apply for charge-point funding
The Government is urging local authorities to take advantage of a £4.5 million pot which could see more electric car charge-points installed.
Potential for using hydrogen to heat UK homes being explored
The potential for using hydrogen to heat UK Homes is being explored by Arup and Kiwa Gastec as part of a UK government project.
Smart power alliance chair outlines importance of collaboration
The chair of a new group that wants to accelerate the move to smart power systems says a collaborative approach will be key when it comes to engaging with government.