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Leeds to lead a newer, greener ‘dash for gas’?

A gas revolution is brewing in the north – and this time, there’s no fracking required. Northern Gas Networks (NGN) is looking to turn Leeds into a world-first ‘ hydrogen city ’ by 2030 at the latest, while setting the tone for a UK-wide replacement of methane by hydrogen on the gas grid. It’s...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 27/04/2017 - 14:00

27/04/2017

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Green strategy and politics renewables emissions clean energy

Consumption down, renewables up – but can energy progress be sustained?

• Energy efficiency, renewables—checked emissions • Progress in coming years not guaranteed • More ambition and investment needed Despite some political uncertainties, there have been some distinctly positive recent points of note for the clean energy sector. Firstly, global CO2 emissions have not...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 11/04/2017 - 14:32

11/04/2017

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Green strategy and politics Green Deal Energy Company Obligation zero carbon homes Clean Growth Plan

Time to test Government's energy efficiency commitment

• Emissions Reduction Plan is a pivotal moment • Three steps to check ambition • Cost-effective options available The Government is due to publish its Emissions Reduction Plan in the next few months. It aims to set the framework for emissions targets and our carbon budgets, while stimulating low-...

Submitted by Philip Sellwood on Thu, 23/03/2017 - 13:53

23/03/2017

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Green strategy and politics ECO Energy Company Obligation

Is the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) fulfilling its obligations?

• Changes imminent for flagship efficiency scheme • Eligibility and priority measures altered • Funding cuts limit ambition – EST expert The Energy Company Obligation (ECO), the government scheme that gets larger energy suppliers to install energy efficiency measures in homes, is in the midst of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 03/03/2017 - 14:49

03/03/2017

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Green strategy and politics energy strategy Scotland Scottish Government

Setting targets: Scotland's bold energy vision

• Strategy sets nation's aims on heat, electricity, transport • Ambitious targets on renewables, buildings • Government support, regulation key – EST Scotland expert Off the back of Scotland's Climate Change Act, Scottish Government has just published a draft Energy Strategy – and it's ambitious...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 01/03/2017 - 17:04

01/03/2017

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Green strategy and politics Policy Lords Economic Affairs Committee

Decarbonisation policies resulting in higher energy bills? Hear from our Head of Policy

In response to the Lords Economic Affairs Committee publishing its report The Price of Power: Reforming the Electricity Market Energy Saving Trust’s Head of Policy, David Weatherall, challenges some of the key findings. In summary, the report raises concerns about the low levels of spare...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Fri, 24/02/2017 - 16:00

24/02/2017

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Green strategy and politics European energy strategy EU energy policy Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy

Energy and climate policies: Getting the best from Brexit

• Energy and climate policy post-Brexit under spotlight • MPs hear from Energy Saving Trust CEO • Funding and ambition key outside EU Last week, a range of experts gave their views on what should be the energy and climate priorities in forthcoming Brexit negotiations. Among those presenting to the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 15/02/2017 - 16:40

15/02/2017

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Green strategy and politics Policy Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy

Why now is the time for a bold energy transition plan

• EST publishes vision for transforming UK energy system • Warm homes must be at the centre of energy policy • Cross party support needed to create jobs, growth and better health for households The overarching UK energy policy environment is in the midst of change and we set out our vision our...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Fri, 29/07/2016 - 14:47

29/07/2016

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Green strategy and politics EU

EU membership and home energy: the pros and cons

The date for a referendum on whether the UK should stay or leave the European Union has been set for 23 June 2016. There's plenty of talk from both the 'in' and 'out' camps on the implications of staying or going – but what does it mean for home energy? Energy Saving Trust takes no official...

Submitted by Joseph Cosier on Fri, 04/03/2016 - 10:59

04/03/2016

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Green strategy and politics Fossil fuel disinvestment universities academia and climate change

Universities called to take money out of fossil fuels

Fossil fuel divestment is the issue of the moment. Campaigners are calling on institutions to withdraw funds from fossil fuel extraction in a bid to “keep it in the ground”, namely the Guardian. The paper is devoting a lot of newspaper inches to the issue, posing ten questions to the Wellcome Trust...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 20/04/2015 - 11:14

20/04/2015

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