Smart meter system data can be “game-changer” in net zero race

Organisations should work together to create "free-to-access" data exchanges, maximising the use of analytics, to tackle the challenges of net zero and...

Government unveils plans for energy efficiency legislation

The government is planning to make electrical appliances last longer and save more energy, while costing consumers less, through new legislation.

Existing technology can drive Birmingham to net zero by 2030

More effectively harnessing current and future energy generation sources can help Birmingham to achieve net zero by 2030, according to a study.

New market mechanism needed for longer duration storage

A new market mechanism is needed to unlock investment in longer-duration energy storage technologies and achieve the needed levels of deployment, a...

Inquiry to explore local government and path to net zero

The role of local government in helping the UK to reduce carbon emissions to net zero is set to be explored by...

West Midlands looks to become UK’s first Net Zero Pathfinder region

Plans unveiled by the West Midlands would enable it to lead the way in establishing clean energy systems ahead of COP26, becoming...

Government has “no plan” for achieving net zero

The UK government lacks a plan for net zero, despite setting the target in law almost two years ago and being set...

EV boost as largest public rapid charge motorway hub opens

Electric vehicle (EV) drivers will now be able to benefit from the UK’s largest public rapid charge motorway hub, which has opened...

Report looks at how to manage “peaks and troughs” from clean...

More coordination is needed across data and digitalisation, technology and markets as the clean energy transition gathers pace, a report from National...

Net zero target presents a £350bn investment opportunity

The net zero target is a £350bn investment opportunity for the energy sector over the next 30 years, though action is needed...

Data platform to offer net zero energy insights

UK Power Networks (UKPN) has launched a platform to offer insights into how power flows through local electricity networks in a bid...

Government to tackle climate change with Infrastructure Bank

A UK Infrastructure Bank is set to launch in April, with tackling climate change one of its two core objectives.

Billions still invested in fossil fuels by local government pension funds

UK local government pensions invested almost £10bn in fossil fuels during the 2019/20 financial year, according to research. On...

Plant availability responsible for high electricity prices in January

The non-availability of plant was found to be a key driver in record high electricity prices observed in January, according to analysis.

Improving air quality should be central to post-pandemic rebuild

The government has been urged to address “alarming levels” of poor air quality in England as the country recovers from the Covid-19...

Local electricity pricing key to a net zero energy system

Local electricity pricing holds the key to keeping costs down as the UK drives towards net zero, according to a think tank.

REA sets out green pathway for drive to net zero

The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) has unveiled a pathway for a green recovery, accelerating the net zero transition...

Digital system map to harness data to deliver net zero

Britain’s electricity and gas network operators have joined forces to launch a proof-of-concept project using data to support a more efficient path...

Committee to explore community energy in new inquiry

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is to investigate what role community energy can play in decarbonising energy and heat.

Norwich City Council given funding to support net zero drive

Norwich City Council has revealed it has been successful in bidding for amongst £1.5mn in additional government funding to support its carbon...