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subsidies

UK customer bills to rise due to an increase in the...

As a result of the COVID-19 lockdown, the total cost of renewable subsidies in the UK is forecast to rise above £10 billion ($12.6 billion) in 2020-21.
Ofgem net zero

Ofgem announces £25 billion programme to meet UK 2050 net...

UK network operator Ofgem has unveiled proposals for a five-year investment programme of approximately £25 billion ($31.6 trillion) to transform Britain's energy networks.
commercial ev

British Gas places ‘largest UK commercial EV order’ to-date

British Gas has announced what it says is the largest UK commercial electric vehicle (EV) order to-date, purchasing 1,000 new all-electric Vivaro-electric vans from Vauxhall.
UK Tesla megapack

UK: FRV and Harmony Energy launch Tesla Megapack storage project

Global renewable energy company Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), and British renewable energy developer Harmony Energy have announced the commissioning of their first utility-scale energy storage project at Holes Bay, Poole, Dorset in the United Kingdom.

UK’s smart meter rollout significantly dented by COVID-19 lockdown

Unsurprisingly, the COVID-19 pandemic has made the progress of the smart meter rollout uncertain.
cdc group

UK government’s financial arm unveils radical net-zero emissions plan

CDC Group has unveiled a plan to achieve net-zero emissions across its operations by 2050.
grid synchronisation

Statkraft UK partners with GE for ‘green’ stabilisation of UK grid

Norway's Statkraft has partnered with GE Power Conversion, to overcome a challenge by no means unique to the UK - synchronisation, in the face of ever-increasing levels of "non-synchronised" generation such as renewable energy.
Vattenfall UK

UK govt approves Vattenfall’s 1.8GW North Sea wind farm

The UK government has approved the construction of Swedish company Vattenfall’s planned Norfolk Vanguard 1.8GW wind farm in the North Sea.
demand response

UK research shows how smart homes can boost demand response

New research by Loughborough University reveals significant positive impacts of smart energy technologies in the home, including carbon reductions, energy bill savings, and improved system resilience.
Utility investment

UK utility sector investment down £400 million in Q1 due to...

Investment in the UK utilities sector fell by 9.3% between January and April 2020, thanks to market uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to tax consultancy Catax.
edf pivot power

EDF adds 2GW of additional flexible energy into UK grid

UK-based battery energy storage firm Pivot Power has selected EDF to manage and optimise its Kemsley storage facility in Kent.
UK EV charging

McDonalds to roll out EV charging points across the UK

InstaVolt is partnering with McDonald’s to roll-out electric vehicle (EV) rapid charging points across its Drive Thru restaurants in the UK.

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