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Octopus Energy launches local time of use wind tariff

Octopus Energy has announced the launch of a “world first” local time of use tariff which will see prices fall for customers...

Nottingham looks to optimise EVs with new system

Open source internet of things (IoT) technology is set to help Nottingham to optimise its electric vehicle (EV) fleet as part of...

Reports explore local impact of net zero

Net zero will see the number of electric vehicles (EVs) increase from 30,000 today to over 5mn in SSEN’s distribution area alone,...

Rapid battery storage scale-up can avoid energy wastage

Based on current wind power capacity, an additional 20GWh of battery storage could reduce the amount of wind energy wasted by up...

UKPN links up with local authorities to “unlock EV charging for...

UK Power Networks (UKPN) is working with five local authorities in an effort to end electric vehicle (EV) charging blackspots.

Government told to face climate challenge with same urgency as Covid-19

Experts have called on the government to catalyse green innovation and roll out climate change solutions with the same focus and urgency...

Report sets out pathway for Leeds to reach net zero

Leeds could save £651mn a year and create 1,500 jobs for the next decade, according to a report from the Leeds Climate...

V2G can accelerate decarbonisation progress in the UK

Adopting vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology can drive decarbonisation, deliver substantial carbon savings and bring significant economic benefits, according to a report.

Cambridge City Council plots path to net zero

Cambridge City Council has outlined a series of proposals aimed at leading the city’s work in tackling climate change.

Scottish government sets out local energy policy approach

The Scottish government has set out its approach to helping to develop local energy projects as Scotland’s energy system becomes low carbon.

London strives to use clean, flexible, locally generated energy

A £6mn programme in London is supporting Mayor, Sadiq Khan’s ambition of having the capital use clean, flexible and locally generated energy.

Paper explores efforts needed to grow community energy

If integrated into post pandemic recovery measures, community energy’s “vast untapped potential” can maximise socio-economic benefits and local value creation, according to...

Ecotricity becomes first UK supplier of geothermal energy

Ecotricity has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for geothermal power with Geothermal Engineering, making it the first UK supplier of geothermal...

Initiative aims to transform Scotland’s energy system

The Energy Systems Catapult has been appointed to lead an initiative aiming to bring together manufacturers, project developers, technology companies and investors...

Consent granted for Hornsea Three Offshore Wind Farm

The government has given the green light for the Hornsea Three Offshore Wind Farm to be built off the Norfolk coast.

East of England focus for spatial study

The Crown Estate (TCE) is conducting a study to consider the spatial context for connecting future offshore wind in the east of...

Laser mapping technology helps to reduce power cuts

SP Energy Networks (SPEN) has announced it is rolling out innovative technology this winter in a bid to reduce potential storm damage.

Government told to cut VAT on home energy storage

The government has been urged to create a level playing field for home energy storage and recognise its benefits to the energy...

MPs warn government’s 600k heat pump goal could be at risk

The government aim of installing 600,000 heat pumps a year by 2028 could be at risk, unless certain barriers are addressed, MPs...

Scotland plots path to net zero

The Scottish government has launched over 100 new policies and proposals to support a green recovery in Scotland and just transition to...