REA: ‘Energy crisis shows energy must diversify and decarbonise’

It claims the hike in gas prices is key evidence that the UK’s energy system must become less one-dimensional

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REA: ‘More government action is needed if the UK is to achieve its net zero aims’

The REA’s new report reveals that although progress in decarbonisation has been made, reduced support schemes and a lack of policy have slowed progress

REA sets up new hydrogen working group

It stressed the importance clean hydrogen will have in decarbonising important sectors, slashing GHG emissions and delivering net zero

REA: ‘Energy storage needs cannot be met without market changes’

The REA predicts that the UK will need at least 30GW of long-duration energy storage technologies by 2050, which is currently not possible with the present market and regulations

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REA’s ‘green pathway’ could accelerate net zero and create thousands of jobs in the process

The report has set some key aims and targets to speed-up the net zero push in the coming decades, including more than 50% of electricity generation coming from renewables by the end of 2022

‘EVs keep key workers moving during pandemic’

Around 83% of EV drivers are still reliant on their vehicles for essential travel with almost a quarter being key workers in the midst of the pandemic

Ofgem confirms controversial plans for electricity network charges

Industry has slammed the regulator’s outcome of the Targeted Charging Review but Ofgem has argued its reforms help lay the foundations for a net zero economy

More than 17,500 people sign petition to stop solar and storage VAT hike

Under the new law proposed by HM Revenue and Customs, the VAT for new solar and energy storage products will increase from 5% to 20% from October

UK ‘must use bioenergy with carbon capture and storage to go net-zero’

The Renewable Energy Association has called on policymakers to ensure these technologies fulfil their potential as valuable tools to decarbonise the economy

Government extends deadline for Renewable Heat Incentive projects

It is now open until 31st January 2021