MPs launch new inquiry into green finance

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has launched a new inquiry into green finance. It will scrutinise the government’s strategy to develop “world leading green finance capabilities” and is interested in how investment in longer term sustainable development can be incentivised across the economy. The inquiry will examine a number of areas, including the measures set […]

Clean Growth Strategy to look at energy in 4D

  The Clean Growth Strategy offers a real opportunity to begin implementing energy policies that have been on hiatus. That’s the verdict from Louise Kingham, CEO of the Energy Institute, who spoke to ELN at Energy Live Expo yesterday. She said although many policies have “been on ice”, the strategy would mean these can now […]

Heat networks ‘vital to driving costs down’

The wide deployment of low carbon heat networks will prove vital in driving down the cost of keeping homes warm. That’s according to Climate and Energy Minister Claire Perry, who outlined the role of district heating systems in today’s Clean Growth Strategy, which set out 50 policies and proposals for decarbonising the UK. Her statement […]

UK Government unveils Clean Growth Strategy

The UK Government has set out its Clean Growth Strategy to boost national income and output whilst simultaneously cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The plan aims to ensure an affordable energy supply for businesses and consumers, increase productivity, create jobs and help protect the climate and environment. An investment of £2.5 billion will support low carbon […]

UK confirms £557m for future renewable energy auctions

The UK Government has announced funding worth up to £557 million for renewable energy auctions, with the next one planned for spring 2019. It will be made available to less established technologies, including offshore wind, anaerobic digestion, biomass with combined heat and power as well as wave, tidal and geothermal. The latest Contracts for Difference […]