The UK government needs to think beyond the short term to truly tackle the energy crisis, according to a new report from consultancy Stonehaven.
CCC Progress Report: Energy sector calls on government to act to ‘radically improve energy efficiency’
Following on from the launch of the CCC's behemoth progress report, Current± caught up with the energy sector to see how it was responding to the call to action for government.
“Major failures” mean current government programmes will not be enough to deliver net zero, according to the latest Progress in reducing emissions: 2022 Report to Parliament from the Climate Change Committee (CCC).
A new project between OVO Energy Solutions and Cornwall Council is to see 400 poorly insulated homes retrofitted with measures such as solar and heat pumps.
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is writing to eligible households to invite them to register for the Warmer Homes scheme, which offers grants for energy efficiency improvements.
The impact of rising energy bills is continuing to be documented, with the number of households finding it challenging to pay rising as interest in energy efficiency also increases.
The government has unveiled £553 million of funding to help public building decarbonise by rolling out electrified heating solutions, insulation and renewable generation.
This week’s Queen’s Speech should include an Energy Bill focused on securing low carbon investment and creating jobs, delivering value to energy consumers and establishing a low carbon governance framework.
While the British Energy Security Strategy included ambitious targets, it was missing policy on demand side reduction, support for customers, onshore wind and energy efficiency.