The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has committed to making London a zero carbon city by 2050 and his London Environment Strategy (May 2018) showcases the policies and programmes to get us there. This week, the GLA has released a 1.5 degree Celcius compatible plan to meet the 2050 target.
On 22 November, the Scottish Parliament heard a statement from The Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands (Paul Wheelhouse) on Energy Efficient Scotland; this included statements on the LHEES and CMA Market Study. He also released the Consultation findings on the LHEES and regulation of district and communal heating.
The Committee on Climate Change has today published a report assessing the role of biomass – wood, plants and organic waste – in the global strategy to tackle climate change.
The Scottish Energy and Climate Change Directorate has laid the 2016 emissions to the Scottish Parliament.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have published their annual update on the progress made by government on the policy mechanisms implemented under the formerly titled Electricity Market Reform (EMR) programme, this includes the Contracts for Difference and Capacit Maret Scheme.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published the outcome to its reponse to the consultation on Domestic Private Rented Sector minimum level of energy efficiency. The ADE has published a member briefing that is available here.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have updated their forms, guidance notes and workbooks for the Industrial Heat Recovery Support Programme. In addition to this, they are hosting a series of webinars in the coming weeks on Phases 1 and 2 for applicants.
Stoke-on-Trent will be home to the UK's 1st District Heat Skills Academy, with over 200 students a year expected to train to design, supply, and install £500m investment in Stoke's future energy system.
At the EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee this week, Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, and representatives of BEIS gave testimony on the preparations being made in the case of a no deal Brexit impact on energy and environment.
The Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) this week opened a consultation on the Renewable Heat Incentive, and specifically biomass combustion in urban areas.