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Policy and Regulation

MEPs set new target of 32% renewables for 2030

The European Parliament and Council provisionally agreed on a share of energy from renewables of at least 32% of the Union’s gross final consumption in 2030, with an upwards revision clause by 2023, and includes new rules around district heating and cooling.

Government response to Non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive: further proposed amendments

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published its response to the Non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive: further proposed amendments. 

HNDU Pipeline Q1 update

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's (BEIS) Heat Network Development Unit (HNDU) has published their 2018 Quarter 1 Pipeline Summary 

Scottish Government have published their fourth annual climate change progress report

Thursday, 31 May, Scottish Government published Climate Ready Scotland: Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme - Fourth Annual Progress Report. 

Scottish Government makes commitment to net-zero

Thursday, 24 May, Scotland's Climate Change Secretary, Roseanna Cunnigham has pledged Scotland will become one of the first countries to achieve a 100% reduction in carbon emissions.

DEFRA publishes draft Clean Air Strategy 2018

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) announced 22 May a consultation for their 2018 Clean Air Strategy, which sits amongst the Industrial Strategy, Clean Growth Strategy and 25 Year Environment Plan. The ADE will be providing a member's briefing note, and responding the consultation in the coming weeks.

HNDU Round 8 is open!

The Heat Networks Delivery Unit (HNDU) in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is pleased to announce that the next round of grant funding, Round 8, is now open for applications. 

Prime Minister speech on Industrial Strategy - Goal to halve energy in new build by 2030

On 21 May, Prime Minister Theresa May delivered a speech on Science and Modern Industrial Strategy. As part of this she outlined four missions to drive faster solutions for the Industrial Strategy, one in each Grand Challenge, including a desire to halve energy usage of new buildings by 2030 as part of the Clean Growth challenge. 

Mayor of London sets vision for 2050

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has set targets for London to become a zero-carbon city and at least 50 per cent green by 2050.The strategy focuses on cleaning up the capital’s toxic air, greening its streets, reducing waste and tackling climate change. 

MCPD and Specified Generator Standard Rule Permits Consultation

On 4 May, The Environment Agency issued a consultation on new and revised standard rule environmental permits to cover operation of medium combustion plants and specified generators. These permits help to implement the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) and Specified Generator Regulations.

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