EDW Technology Logo
Phone us on:
+44 (0)8448 802 489

Industry News Roundup February 2021


Friday 19/02 – BEIS publishes the Q420 update to its Renewable Energy Planning Database.

Thursday 18/02 – A four point plan to “fix” the troubled Green Homes Grant scheme is published by four industry associations. National Grid Electricity System Operator raises a proposal to introduce a fixed Balancing Services Use of System tariff from April 2023.

Wednesday 17/02 – The Commons Environmental Audit Committee makes a series of recommendations for the government to focus on in securing a green recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. Energy UK publishes its latest electricity switching figures, showing a year-on-year drop in switches in January.

Tuesday 16/02 – The government announces the development of hydrogen trial homes. The Housing Ombudsman publishes a report finding a disproportionately high number of complaints from heat network customers.

Monday 15/02 –SSEN Transmission publishes a discussion paper on transmission charges, calling for views on the current Transmission Network Use of System charging regime. 2020 was a record year for renewables in GB with biomass, hydro, solar and wind power generating more power (41.6%) than fossil fuels (39.6%) for the first time, Drax’s latest Electric Insights report finds.

Written By Graham Paul


Friday 12/02 – The National Audit Office publishes a report concluding that HM Treasury and HM Revenue & Customs have a “limited understanding” of how far the tax system supports government’s environmental objectives. The Commons BEIS Committee holds an evidence session discussing the available technologies to deliver heat decarbonisation and the barriers to scaling up low carbon heating across the UK.

Thursday 11/02 – The government updates the definition for fuel poverty in its new strategy for England. The government updates the guidance for those looking to participate in the UK Emissions Trading Scheme, announcing that it will have a transitional Auction Reserve Price of £22.

Wednesday 10/02 – BEIS launches a consultation setting out a potential approach to cluster sequencing for carbon capture, usage and storage. SMS plc, commences construction of a 50MW battery storage development in Burwell, Cambridgeshire.

Tuesday 09/02 – The Welsh government sets out its legal commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 but is pushing to “get there sooner” as it prepares for COP26 in November. More than £88mn could have been missed out on last winter by people in later life who are eligible for the Warm Home Discount scheme, according to analysis published by Independent Age.

Monday 08/02 – A group of 20 organisations write to the Chancellor to urge him to use the new National Infrastructure Bank to drive low carbon investment. The Crown Estate announces six proposed new offshore wind projects in the waters around England and Wales.

Written By Graham Paul


Friday 05/02 – Ofgem announces that it is increasing the level of the default tariff price cap by £96 to £1,138 for a typical default tariff customer and by £87 to £1,156 for a typical prepayment customer. The Commons BEIS Committee publishes the details of the first evidence session of its decarbonising heat in homes inquiry.

Thursday 04/02 – Energy Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan launches the latest round of the government’s Energy Entrepreneurs Fund, inviting entrepreneurs to bid for the latest £11mn in funding to develop technologies, products and processes in energy efficiency, power generation and storage.

Wednesday 03/02 – The Public Accounts Committee releases new report claiming the government’s progress towards its environmental goals is “disappointing”. The government increases the Renewables Obligation mutualisation threshold to round £62mn in 2021-22.

Tuesday 02/02 – Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announces £20mn funding to increase the number of electric vehicle charge points. Ofgem issues its decision to provide an additional allowance in the default tariff cap of £23.69 for a typical dual fuel customer for April to September 2021.

Monday 01/02 – The Commons Public Accounts Committee announces plans to launch an inquiry into the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Inquiries are launched into environmental taxation and low emissions cars.

Written By Graham Paul

Graham Paul

Address

EDW House
Radian Court
Milton Keynes
MK5 8PJ
UK
Tel: +44 (0)8448 802 489
Email: info@edwtech.com

Contact Us