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Next steps for energy efficiency policy in England

By Robert Lyons on 22nd November 2016
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 08:30 to 13:00

London

This seminar will discuss the future for energy efficiency schemes in businesses and homes across England, and next steps for energy efficiency policy. With the conclusion of the updated Energy Companies Obligation due in March, and the CRC scheme set to end by 2019, this conference offers a timely opportunity for delegates to engage on the direction of Government policy in energy efficiency.

Speakers include senior figures from Whitehall, business and academia.

Smart prepayment and fuel poverty

By Editor on 26th October 2016
Found in: Research and Resources

A new report, written by the Centre for Sustainable Energy for Eaga Charitable Trust and Citizen’s Advice, aims to contribute to a better understanding of the effects of the growing use of smart prepayment (PPM) meters on fuel poverty, in particular amongst households already using conventional PPMs, a group that historically has been poorly served by the energy market. 

Next Steps for UK Heat Policy

By Editor on 26th October 2016
Found in: Research and Resources

With heating and hot water for UK buildings accounting for around 40 per cent of our energy consumption and 20 per cent of our greenhouse gas emissions, there is a need to largely eliminate these emissions by around 2050 in order to meet the targets in the Climate Change Act and maintain the UK contribution to international action under the Paris Agreement. 

A new Green Alliance policy insight reviews the electricity system in the UK, which is currently sustained by the exact correspondence of electricity demand and electricity supply. 

Two new reports investigate ‘smart-eco’ policy trends in the UK and the Netherlands, including case studies of 10 UK cities and four Dutch ones.

The concept of the ‘smart-eco’ city reflects what is often a large overlap between the newer ‘smart’ agenda (usually focusing on areas such as ICT, urban infrastructure and governance) and the existing sustainability agenda (covering areas such as energy, waste management and mobility as well as economic development).

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 17:30 to 19:00

London

This panel discussion is an introduction to some of the issues examined in the University of Westminster’s new interdisciplinary MA programme, Energy and Environmental Change.

THE DEBATE

Electric vehicles in Europe

By Editor on 28th September 2016
Found in: Research and Resources

A new report from the European Environment Agency provides a non-technical summary of electric road vehicles in Europe, including those with hybrid technologies.

The report summarises developments on the path to a more sustainable transport system, explains how electric vehicles work and describes the different types of vehicles on the market, outlining their respective advantages and disadvantages. The report looks at measures that promote electric vehicle use and identifies the main barriers restricting their broader use.  

Date and Time: 
Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 17:30 to 19:00

University of Westminster, London

Since the 2000s, the global energy landscape that took shape in the last two decades of the twentieth century has been altered due to major geo-political and geo-economical shifts, growing climate change concerns, the rise of new players in the energy sector and technological breakthroughs. This panel discussion seeks to provide new perspectives on world energy prospects and challenges.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 09:00 to 17:00

Edinburgh

ClimateXChange and the University of Edinburgh are hosting this interdisciplinary event to bring together researchers, policymakers and practitioners to take stock of the current state of practice and knowledge of local energy systems in the UK, and look forward to the key challenges and opportunities for the future.

The event will address the following three questions:

Radical Technology Revisited

By Editor on 17th August 2016
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 09:30 to 17:00

Bristol

Is Progress an illusion?  Is Technology the problem or the solution? What are the practical alternatives?  Such questions were asked 40 years ago in the pioneering book, Radical Technology. This conference will ask them again with even more urgency.

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