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Energy Systems Catapult models pathways to net zero

A new report by Energy Systems Catapult has found Net Zero by 2050 is possible with support for innovation and scale-up across three essential areas – Low Carbon Technology, Land Use and Lifestyle.

New ‘virtual power station’ in London to improve system flexibility

A trial to use household batteries to help support the electricity grid in London is being rolled out further to help deal with peaks in winter demand and reduce carbon emissions.

Housing Minister launches competition to deliver homes fit for the future

Applicants invited to come forward with ideas for new low carbon, age-friendly homes.

Scottish Heat Networks Bill published

Helping Scotland move to affordable, low carbon heating.

Decarbonisation of heat must work for customers in vulnerable situations too

Heat Trust has now been in operation for over 4 years, and are currently reviewing their Scheme Rules in stages to ensure they remain fit for purpose. They are looking for those with experince in the heat networks sector to respond to their consultation. The first ‘package’ to be reviewed is customers in vulnerable situations, where they have looked at the approaches of other regulators e.g. Ofgem and Ofwat, and looked into NICE guidelines on how a warm home impacts health. 

BEIS Heat Networks research – give your opinion on skills in the sector | ACE-Research

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has commissioned IFF Research, in partnership with ACE Research, to carry out research regarding skills requirements for the wider Heat Networks sector. The project explores current capability and capacity within the Heat Networks sector, and considers the skills implications of future growth, helping to inform policy on skills for the sector going forward. 

NIC: infrastructure spending must encompass a strategy to meet climate challenges

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) released its Annual Monitoring Report 2020 on Wednesday 26 February, which is designed track government progress towards implementing Commission recommendations.

Scotland’s parks could heat homes with low-carbon energy

Scotland's parks could provide low-carbon energy to heat 15% of the country's homes, according to new research

Template Heat Contracts Published to Reduce Transaction Costs and Raise Standards in Heat Networks

The Government is committed to investing £320 million in heat networks through the Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) as part of its plans to deliver low carbon heating and cooling. 

New London Infrastructure Advisory Panel

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has established an Infrastructure Advisory Panel (IAP) that brings together a diverse range of leaders in the infrastructure and development sectors to contribute to and inform his work programme. One of the key aims of the Panel is to address issues around a lack of diversity in the sector by offering a platform for innovative ideas brought forward by women and Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) professionals.

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