Offshore wind & geothermal mine water wins funding

Offshore wind & geothermal mine water wins funding: 17 projects have been chosen by the government that will each receive funding of up to £50,000 to respond to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, including climate change. Construction of large-scale offshore wind farms in the Celtic Sea from 2025 onwards is one of the…
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Green aerospace gets £400m funding

Green aerospace gets £400m funding: A new round of funding worth £400 million to make the aerospace sector greener, has been launched by the government. To secure future manufacturing in the UK, it includes a FlyZero initiative aiming to bring together 100 experts to commence work on zero emission aircraft technology. The development of high-performance…
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Parameters for new capacity auctions set out

The parameters for the next Capacity Market (CM) auctions to ensure the UK continues to have sufficient electricity capacity to meet demand, have been set out by The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). In a letter from Kwasi Kwarteng, Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, he confirms the parameters for the…
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Legislation changed for larger battery storage projects

Legislation changed for larger battery storage projects: Planning legislation has been changed to encourage the development of storage in larger batteries for renewable energy from solar and wind farms. This decision notes The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) was made to boost investments in larger battery facilities and speed up net zero…
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Smart meter rollout significantly dented by lockdown

Smart meter rollout significantly dented by COVID-19 lockdown: Unsurprisingly, the COVID-19 pandemic has made the progress of the smart meter rollout uncertain. Research from Cornwall Insight looks at BEIS and Ofgem’s initial indications of future rollout levels compared to pre-pandemic expectations.   The below graph shows two COVID-19 impacted rollout profiles, based on recent assessments…
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Vattenfall’s offshore wind project gets green light

Vattenfall’s offshore wind project gets green light: Energy giant Vattenfall has been awarded development consent by the UK Government for a major offshore wind farm to be constructed. Situated off the Norfolk Coast in East Anglia the 1,8GW Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind project will provide enough energy to power almost two million homes every year.…
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NHS could save £1bn by making homes energy efficient

NHS could save £1bn by making homes energy efficient: The NHS could save £1 billion if UK homes were energy efficient and the works could create 8,000 jobs, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, drive down energy bills. The National Insulation Association (NIA) says in a new report, which suggests the launch of the Home Upgrade Grant…
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250 UK homes to get free heat pumps

250 UK homes to get free heat pumps: Low carbon heat pumps are set to be installed in a total of 250 homes across  250 homes across Newcastle-upon-Tyne for free from July. BEIS and E.ON have launched the scheme with the intention of investigating ways of encouraging people to take a greater uptake in adopting…
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Low carbon vehicles get £73.5m government investment

Low carbon vehicles get £73.5m government investment: £73.5 million governmental investment is heading for the UK automotive sector for advanced technology to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Companies from Newcastle to Newport will research and develop recyclable batteries, low carbon technologies and motors for cars, electric taxis and vans. Businesses set to benefit include BMW Motorsport…
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Smart meter installations to be ramped up

Smart meter installations to be ramped up: New plans to ramp up smart meter installations have been rolled out by the UK government. Following a six-month extension for energy suppliers to ensure they have taken all reasonable measures to install smart meters in households and small businesses, it says it will implement a four-year policy…
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