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Green strategy and politics Energy Transitions Commission climate change low carbon

Green and corporate giants agree: a clean energy transition is needed now

• Broader range of low carbon advocates than ever • Growth and climate aims compatible – report • Energy efficiency, transport changes needed as well as generation Only a few years ago, it would have seemed absurd to suggest that Al Gore and Royal Dutch Shell might come out fighting for the same...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 28/04/2017 - 14:19

28/04/2017

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Green strategy and politics hydrogen Ofgem

Leeds to lead a newer, greener ‘dash for gas’?

A gas revolution is brewing in the north – and this time, there’s no fracking required. Northern Gas Networks (NGN) is looking to turn Leeds into a world-first ‘ hydrogen city ’ by 2030 at the latest, while setting the tone for a UK-wide replacement of methane by hydrogen on the gas grid. It’s...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 27/04/2017 - 14:00

27/04/2017

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Green strategy and politics renewables emissions clean energy

Consumption down, renewables up – but can energy progress be sustained?

• Energy efficiency, renewables—checked emissions • Progress in coming years not guaranteed • More ambition and investment needed Despite some political uncertainties, there have been some distinctly positive recent points of note for the clean energy sector. Firstly, global CO2 emissions have not...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 11/04/2017 - 14:32

11/04/2017

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Green strategy and politics Green Deal Energy Company Obligation zero carbon homes Clean Growth Plan

Time to test Government's energy efficiency commitment

• Emissions Reduction Plan is a pivotal moment • Three steps to check ambition • Cost-effective options available The Government is due to publish its Emissions Reduction Plan in the next few months. It aims to set the framework for emissions targets and our carbon budgets, while stimulating low-...

Submitted by Philip Sellwood on Thu, 23/03/2017 - 13:53

23/03/2017

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Green strategy and politics ECO Energy Company Obligation

Is the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) fulfilling its obligations?

• Changes imminent for flagship efficiency scheme • Eligibility and priority measures altered • Funding cuts limit ambition – EST expert The Energy Company Obligation (ECO), the government scheme that gets larger energy suppliers to install energy efficiency measures in homes, is in the midst of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 03/03/2017 - 14:49

03/03/2017

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Green strategy and politics energy strategy Scotland Scottish Government

Setting targets: Scotland's bold energy vision

• Strategy sets nation's aims on heat, electricity, transport • Ambitious targets on renewables, buildings • Government support, regulation key – EST Scotland expert Off the back of Scotland's Climate Change Act, Scottish Government has just published a draft Energy Strategy – and it's ambitious...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 01/03/2017 - 17:04

01/03/2017

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Green strategy and politics Policy Lords Economic Affairs Committee

Decarbonisation policies resulting in higher energy bills? Hear from our Head of Policy

In response to the Lords Economic Affairs Committee publishing its report The Price of Power: Reforming the Electricity Market Energy Saving Trust’s Head of Policy, David Weatherall, challenges some of the key findings. In summary, the report raises concerns about the low levels of spare...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Fri, 24/02/2017 - 16:00

24/02/2017

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Green strategy and politics European energy strategy EU energy policy Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy

Energy and climate policies: Getting the best from Brexit

• Energy and climate policy post-Brexit under spotlight • MPs hear from Energy Saving Trust CEO • Funding and ambition key outside EU Last week, a range of experts gave their views on what should be the energy and climate priorities in forthcoming Brexit negotiations. Among those presenting to the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 15/02/2017 - 16:40

15/02/2017

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Green strategy and politics green business industrial strategy

Distributed energy: a business case or a bigger case?

The Federation for Small Businesses (FSB) has come out strongly with a call for improved incentives and fewer barriers for smaller firms generating their own energy. The trade association talks of worries over security of supply, and with 88 per cent of its members not generating their own energy,...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 25/01/2017 - 15:01

25/01/2017

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Green strategy and politics industry energy efficiency

Lights, camera, carbon reduction: a focus on UK television production

Sustainability and the business of making television and film don't, at first glance, appear like natural companions – but there's plenty going on to try and make more climate-conscious production a reality. The UK television industry has its own carbon calculator named albert , which was developed...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 01/12/2016 - 14:36

01/12/2016

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