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A major review, Taking the Temperature: A Review of Energy Efficiency and Fuel Poverty Schemes in Scotland, conducted for Citizens Advice Scotland by CAG Consultants, Glasgow Caledonian University, and National Energy Action, has called for independent monitoring and evaluation to be built into all future energy efficiency and fuel poverty schemes.

This new report is a result of a six month research project run by Ymlaen Ceredigion, in partnership with Ceredigion County Council and Aberystwyth University, exploring how home energy coaching operates, what effect it can have and how those effects can be measured. 

Low carbon network infrastructure

By Editor on 29th June 2016
Found in: Research and Resources

A new report by the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee examines the low-carbon network infrastructure in the UK.  It identifies three interwoven challenges:

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 09:00 to Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 16:00

Oxford

Innovation and disruption are characteristics of current energy industries and markets, nationally and globally. Every part of the energy sector is experiencing rapid change and high rates of innovation, with some examples of managed transitions, but often with disruptive transformation driven by external factors. 

A paper by Laurie Laybourn-Langton for IPPR looks at two developments in the UK energy system.

The first is the rise of local, community and cooperatively owned energy projects that produce renewable electricity, in some cases also supporting attempts to tack fuel poverty and provide other social and economic functions. 

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 09:00 to 13:00

Belfast 

Governments in several European countries have developed policies that encourage companies to share ownership of renewable energy projects with local communities. Shared ownership presumes that company and community actors have common goals, can form effective partnerships and negotiate fair outcomes. But there is a lack of research on shared ownership, in particular, how it is constructed by different actors, and the role of trust in shaping practice.

The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) has published a new policy briefing which reviews the changing energy policy in both the UK and the EU, in response to various challenges, policy goals and technological developments, and considers the implications for UK energy policy in the event of a vote to remain in the EU or of Brexit. 

Date and Time: 
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 09:00 to 13:00

Cardiff

Charles Hargreaves, associate director, Renewable Energy, Ofgem, will give the keynote address at this seminar, organised by Policy Forum for Wales.

This new report from the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), which was commissioned by the European Climate Foundation, aims to define and articulate effective and workable sustainability criteria for the use of biomass in the production of energy, primarily in biofuels, in the post 2020 period.  Its main focus is on renewable transport fuel, but many of the criteria are applicable to the wider use of biomass for energy purposes. 

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