A new report published this week by the UK100 and Siemens urges government to set up a green investment bank to kick start £100bn worth of local energy projects. Co-author Polly Billington makes the case.
Environment secretary Michael Gove has issued a rebuke to the UK’s major water companies ahead of a meeting tomorrow with chief executives and the sector regulators. It follows a speech in which Gove committed to strengthening Ofwat’s powers to update company licences “to make sure they can do their job”.
With a week to go until the Conservative leader, and new prime minister, is unveiled, Boris Johnson still looks to be holding a commanding lead. Utility Week’s David Blackman examines the runners and riders for his cabinet and who is likely to be trusted with the crucial energy brief.
The long-awaited energy white paper is due to be published before the end of this month, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) chief executive revealed at the launch of his body’s annual report on the UK’s progress on cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
The House of Commons has backed raising the UK’s 2050 decarbonisation target to ‘net zero’. However, Labour has already said that the act could be amended further to bring the target even closer, if scientific advancements over the next few years make that feasible.
The energy system is being hindered by poor quality, inaccurate or missing data, while crucial information is often restricted or hard to find, a new report has concluded. The Energy Data Taskforce has today issued its five recommendations to modernise the sector’s approach to digitalisation.