22/08/21 – Useful Links

Interesting links, articles, news and blog posts sent out to members on 22/08/21.

News: Net zero is unachievable without anaerobic digestion – Future Net Zero

12 August 2021, Kiran Bose.  The WBA has warned not to overlook biogas as a way to decarbonise the energy sector and claims if it is ignored, net zero by 2050 will not be possible:

Link: https://www.futurenetzero.com/2021/08/12/net-zero-is-unachievable-without-anaerobic-digestion/

Open consultation: Design of a business model for low carbon hydrogen – Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

17 August 2021.  Views sought on the design for a low carbon hydrogen business model:

Link: Design of a business model for low carbon hydrogen

Open consultation: Designing the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund – Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

17 August 2021.  Views sought to inform the design of the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund (NZHF), which aims to support at-scale deployment of low carbon hydrogen production during the 2020s:

Link: Designing the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund

Open consultation: Designing a UK low carbon hydrogen standard – Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

17 August 2021.  Views sought on design options for a UK standard that defines ‘low carbon’ hydrogen, to underpin our support for hydrogen production:

Link: Designing a UK low carbon hydrogen standard

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy – Open consultation: Hydrogen for heat: facilitating a grid conversion hydrogen heating trial

17 August 2021.  Views sought on possible legislative changes to enable the delivery of a hydrogen grid conversion trial:

Link: Hydrogen for heat: facilitating a grid conversion hydrogen heating trial

Open consultation: Third-party intermediaries in the retail energy market: call for evidence – Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

16 August 2021.  Evidence on the activities of third-party intermediaries in the retail energy market and the extent to which they cause harm (or risk of harm) to customers and the energy system:

Link: Third-party intermediaries in the retail energy market: call for evidence

Press release: UK government launches plan for a world-leading hydrogen economy – Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, and The Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP

17 August 2021.  First-ever vision to kick start world-leading hydrogen economy set to support over 9,000 UK jobs and unlock £4 billion investment by 2030:

Link: UK government launches plan for a world-leading hydrogen economy

Open consultation: Designing a framework for transparency of carbon content in energy products: call for evidence – Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

16 August 2021.  Evidence to inform how we might develop a more transparent framework for communicating the carbon content of energy products to consumers:

Link: Designing a framework for transparency of carbon content in energy products: call for evidence

News: FES: Britain could reach net zero by 2047 with a ‘coordinated approach’ – Current News

12 July 2021, Molly Lempriere.  National Grid ESO’s Future Energy Scenarios (FES) 2021 outline four different, credible pathways for the future of energy in Britain, details the transformation of the energy mix and flexibility, the residential sector and the transport sector:

Link: FES: Britain could reach net zero by 2047 with a ‘coordinated approach’

Press release: Government to tighten rules to stop ‘greenwashing’ of electricity tariffs – Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and The Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP

16 August 2021.  How energy retailers market ‘green’ electricity tariffs to consumers will be reviewed, amid concerns that some are overstating how environmentally friendly their products are:

Government to tighten rules to stop ‘greenwashing’ of electricity tariffs

News: Climate: WWF warns UK spending is lagging behind targets – BBC News Online

12 August 2021, Roger Harrabin.  A new analysis suggests the current level of UK spending to combat climate change is lagging behind what advisers say is needed:

Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-58170865

News: COP26. Have you gone vegan yet, Minister? – Conservative Home

10 August 2021, Paul Goodman.  According to the Business Department’s own tracker, almost two in five people were unaware of Net Zero this winter, and voters’ level of knowledge about it has “remained relatively low”.  One must expect uplift before COP26 begins this autumn.  All the same, this lack of engagement is, in one sense, good news for Boris Johnson:

Link: https://www.conservativehome.com/thetorydiary/2021/08/cop-26-have-you-gone-vegan-yet-minister.html