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  • EV trading scheme Private Members Bill has first reading

    The Electric Vehicle (EV) Trading Scheme and Road Usage Duty (Consultation) Bill received its first reading on Thursday 23 January. Introduced by Baroness Worthington, it is a Bill to provide for a public consultation on the introduction of a trading obligation on vehicle manufacturers to increase the proportion of EVs…Read More »
  • November saw a 13% fall in measures installed under ECO3

    The number of measures installed under ECO3 in November was 19% lower than October, BEIS has reported in the latest Household Energy Efficiency Statistics. Published on Thursday 23 January, the statistics show that, since the start of ECO3 in October 2018, 206,000 measures have been installed, including 22,300 measures installed…Read More »
  • Business Secretary extends deadline for decisions on three offshore wind farms

    The deadlines on application decisions for the Hornsea Three, Norfolk Vanguard and Thanet Extension offshore wind farms have been extended by Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom. Energy and Clean Growth Minister Kwasi Kwarteng published a Written Ministerial Statement on Thursday 23 January, revealing that the decision deadline for Hornsea Three has…Read More »
  • Citizens Advice: future heat policy roadmap should ensure consumer protections

    Published on Thursday 23 January, Citizens Advice has warned the government that it risks “fatally undermining” the country’s ability to reach net zero by 2050. In the first of a series of reports examining the impact of net zero on consumers, the charity reveals a gap in public understanding about…Read More »
  • Kaluza provides a paid flexibility service to Western Power Distribution

    Announced on Tuesday 21 January, OVO Group’s intelligent energy platform, Kaluza, has become the first residential technology platform to provide a paid flexibility service to Distribution Network Operator (DNO), Western Power Distribution (WPD). Through WPD’s flexibility interface ‘Flexible Power,’ Kaluza delivered a flexibility service using a portfolio of domestic sonnen…Read More »
  • Government to invest £3.4mn in wireless charging trials for taxis in Nottingham

    On Friday 17 January, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed that the government will invest £3.4mn in wireless charging for electric taxis in Nottingham. The project will be a collaboration between organisations, including Cenex, Sprint Power, Shell, Nottingham City Council, Parking Energy, Transport for London and Coventry University, and will look…Read More »
  • Octopus and EO launch partnership with EV charging solution

    Octopus Electric Vehicles (EV) has partnered with EO Charging to launch a new EV home charging solution. Announced on Tuesday 14 January, the package includes the EO Mini Smart Home charger and the Octopus GO EV driver tariff. Octopus claimed that the charger will be fully interoperable with its Octopus…Read More »
  • EV Energy Taskforce urges better EV and electricity sector interoperability

    The Electric Vehicle (EV) Energy Taskforce published a report, making recommendations to the government on EV and energy policy. Published on Tuesday 15 January, the report identified priorities: including the urgency of developing standards and codes of practice to enable interoperability and the sharing of data within the EV sector…Read More »
  • Atkins: An acceleration of hydrogen projects is essential to reach net zero by 2050

    A report by Atkins has urged the government to act rapidly if it is to achieve net zero by 2050. Published on Monday 13 January, the company called for the government to prioritise consultation on alternative financing models for nuclear. Reviewing the electricity market and evaluating the impact of intermittent…Read More »
  • Vattenfall submits 77MW onshore wind farm proposal

    Vattenfall announced on Thursday 9 January that it has submitted a project proposal for Clashindarroch II wind farm, Aberdeenshire. The 77MW scheme would consist of 14 new turbines, each with around a 6MW capacity. The turbines are expected to generate enough electricity to meet the equivalent demand of more than…Read More »
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