Electric vehicle technology is ‘leaping ahead' of the government’s understanding, Andy Robinson, head of ULEV infrastructure at Transport Scotland, has said.
Smart meter installation rates dropped in the final quarter of 2018, prompting concern from consumer watchdogs.
Large-scale deployment of EVs is being curbed by a lack government support for charging infrastructure, as well as high production and purchase costs.
Consumers are willing to pay more towards the low carbon energy transition, but only if energy companies and government accept their share of responsibility, new research has found.
Sir John Armitt, chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), has urged the government to embrace renewables in its forthcoming National Infrastructure Strategy (NIS).
The government has said it would put a carbon emissions tax in place to replace the EU Emissions Trading Scheme in the result of a no-deal Brexit, but renewables have been omitted from yet another Budget.
Energy secretary Greg Clark ended weeks of speculation yesterday evening (4 June 2018) by making a statement before the House of Commons, confirming that the government had indeed entered into negotiations over the proposed development of the 2.9GW nuclear reactor at Wylfa Newydd.
The UK should adopt a legal net zero emission target this year on the back of an increasingly strong scientific, technological, legal and political argument, think tank Bright Blue has recommended.
The government will publish annual reports on the current and planned roll out of smart meters after the House of Lords expressed concern about a scheme which some Lords said was in “disarray”.