05/01/20 – Useful Links

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, UK Research and Innovation, and The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP – Press release: Green boost for regions to cut industry carbon emissions

2 January 2020. Six projects across the UK will today receive a share of £8 million in government funding as part of a drive to create the world’s first net-zero emissions industrial zone by 2040:

Green boost for regions to cut industry carbon emissions

News: The heat pump rollout could fail due to high electricity costs warns EAC – Current News

22 December 2020, Molly Lempriere.  The cost of electricity could cause the rollout of heat pumps to fail, as the technology must be made affordable for consumers:

The heat pump rollout could fail due to high electricity costs warns EAC

Research Briefing: Energy Policy: An Overview – House of Commons Library

22 December 2020.  This page summarises the Commons Library publications on energy policy. The overview briefing paper provides background on energy in the UK, the basis for energy policy, and a timeline of significant developments in energy policy:

Energy policy: an overview

Policy paper: Generic design assessment of the UK HPR1000: consultation plan – Environment Agency

21 December 2020.  Environment Agency’s plan for consulting with the public and stakeholders on the generic design assessment (GDA) of General Nuclear System Ltd’s UK HPR1000:

Generic design assessment of the UK HPR1000: consultation plan

Research and analysis: Carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS): business models: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

21 December 2020.  An update on the proposed commercial frameworks for transport and storage, power, and industrial carbon capture business models:

Carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS): business models

Full text of MPs debate: UK Hydrogen Economy – They Work For You

17 December 2020.  Full text of MPs debate on the UK Hydrogen Economy:

https://www.theyworkforyou.com/whall/

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy – Research and analysis: Future of heat: workshops on the transition to low-carbon heating in Great Britain

17 December 2020. Findings from deliberative workshops with the public on the transition to low-carbon heating:

Future of heat: workshops on the transition to low-carbon heating in Great Britain

Press release: New net zero requirement for UK oil and gas industry – Oil & Gas Authority

16 December 2020.  A revised Strategy from the Oil & Gas Authority featuring a range of new net zero obligations for the UK oil and gas industry, has been submitted for laying before the UK Parliament (16/12/2020):

https://www.ogauthority.co.uk/news-publications/news/2020/new-net-zero-requirement-for-uk-oil-and-gas-industry/

News: Two million households in the red on energy bills – Your Money

16 December 2020, Emma Lunn.  The number of energy customers in debt to their supplier has increased to 2.1 million, 600,000 more than in February, according to Citizens Advice:

Two million households in the red on energy bills – Your Money

Research Briefing: UK Hydrogen Economy – House of Commons Library

16 December 2020.  A Westminster Hall debate on the UK hydrogen economy has been scheduled for Thursday 17 December 2020 at 3.00pm. The debate will be led by Alexander Stafford MP. This House of Commons Library debate pack provides background information and press and parliamentary coverage of the issues:

UK Hydrogen Economy

Consultation:  Forward work programme 2021/22 consultation – Ofgem

15 December 2020.  Give your views on Ofgem’s strategic framework and proposed 2021/22 forward work programme by 19 February:

Forward work programme 2021/22 consultation

News: An ‘undisputed urgency to act’: Green economy reacts to the Energy White Paper – Edie.net

14 December 2020.  The Government has unveiled the long-awaited Energy White Paper today (14 December), with green groups welcoming the focus it provides to both job growth and rapid decarbonisation in order to reach net-zero emissions by 2050:

https://www.edie.net/news/6/An–undisputed-urgency-to-act—Green-economy-reacts-to-the-Energy-White-Paper/

Press Release: Ofgem response to the government’s Energy White Paper – Ofgem

14 December 2020.  Read Ofgem response to the government’s Energy White Paper published:

Ofgem response to the government’s Energy White Paper

Policy paper:  Energy white paper: Powering our net zero future – Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

14 December 2020.  Energy white paper setting out how the UK will clean up its energy system and reach net zero emissions by 2050:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/energy-white-paper-powering-our-net-zero-future