Any failure on the UK’s part to continue to co-operate with the European Union on energy and climate change post-Brexit would threaten to unnecessarily complicate the country’s carbon reduction plans.
Business secretary Greg Clark has unveiled the first phase of a £246 million investment in battery technology with the launch of the Faraday Challenge, designed to boost research and development and position the UK at the forefront of energy storage.
The uptake of electric vehicles could be double government estimates as early as 2020 according to new research by Baringa Partners, which has called on policy makers to address issues around the integration of potentially soaring levels of EVs into the energy system.
Liam Stoker looks at how the UK and Europe could look to follow California and share the wealth of renewable power, if only Brexit didn't look certain to call curtains on the UK's involvement in it.
Shell has signed a partnership deal with Dutch electric vehicle charging provider Allego which will see fast chargers installed at various service stations around the UK by the end of the year.
The demands of the Paris climate change agreement can only be met if greater levels of digitalisation are implemented to transition the global energy sector into one fuelled by renewables, according to asset management service provider Kaiserwetter.
An alliance of smart technology providers have joined together in an effort to accelerate the clean energy transition through digitalisation and make cities ‘smart’ through control of distributed energy resources.
UK investor Foresight Group has sought to tempt investors into its new fund which is aiming to finance the UK’s roll out of smart meters.
UK Power Networks (UKPN) has today unveiled its own transitional plan to become a distribution system operator (DSO) amidst “radical changes” to the UK’s power market.
Whole system thinking and the wider adoption of smart technology to increase visibility will be needed if National Grid is to adapt to the challenges of rocketing increases in distribution level generation.
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The UK will fail to achieve its targets for the adoption of ultra-low emission vehicles if the level of charging infrastructure and the skills base of the country’s technicians is not improved.
The European renewables lobby has leapt to the defence of the sector, warning that a withdrawal of priority dispatch for renewables would be counterproductive.
A hundred companies have now pledged to adopt 100% renewable electricity under The Climate Group’s RE100 initiative, marking a significant milestone for the scheme which three years ago had just 13 founding member companies.
Ofgem prepares networks for tougher price controls as critics slam billions of ‘unjustified’ profits
Ofgem has said network operators should prepare for tougher price controls in the future just as a consumer watchdog lamented billions of pounds of profits it said were unjustified.
Dwr Cymru Welsh Water has signed a five-year deal with DONG Energy to guarantee the energy it buys from the grid will come from renewable energy sources, as it announces plans to increase its own generation capabilities to supply 30% of its energy needs by 2019.
Dale Vince has said his company’s interest in obtaining seats on the board of rival Good Energy is down in part to ‘unjustifiable’ contracts exchanged between the supplier’s chief executive Juliet Davenport and her husband.
Aldi has revealed it is investigating battery storage and demand side response applications for its estate as it prepares to add solar panels to 50 more stores by the end of the year.