“If you don’t want to make a decision, you can always find a reason for not making it,” says John Armitt, chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission, on the lack of energy policy coming out of BEIS. We’re risking missing net zero targets if it doesn’t make its mind up soon, he tells Denise Chevin.
We continue our series leading up to an expected emergency budget by asking Sue Ferns senior deputy general secretary at the union Prospect, her views on where pace could be picked up to accelerate a green recovery.
As plans are revealed to offer special perks and green number plates to electric vehicle drivers, Utility Week’s Jane Gray argues why the government must move beyond headline-grabbing gimmicks and start laying the foundations for the coming revolution in transport.
Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) released today (5 August) show an increase in the number of EV registrations but also a decline in plug-in hybrid registrations by almost -50 per cent.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has unveiled £80 million in funding as part of its net zero target. The funding will be invested in technologies to help the development of electric vehicles and hybrid aircraft.
Engenie says it will use a £35 million investment to fund electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the UK with an view to doubling the number of devices by 2024.