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UK energy future is here, it is just not evenly distributed

In a first of a kind report, E4tech and researchers from Imperial College London examined the UK’s progress towards an energy system that meets energy transition targets, also looking at which sectors and regions are making greatest progress. The report, commissioned by Drax, finds that progress in cleaning power generation is a bright spot, enabling […]

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Waking the sleeping giant of small scale demand-side response in UK

The challenge of integrating large amounts of intermittent cheap renewable electricity requires a transformation of the energy system. The use of demand-side response (DSR) from distributed sources in homes, shops and offices is a potential source of flexibility. Controlling loads interactively also allows convergence between the electricity, heat and mobility sectors and helps to build […]

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Germany can future-proof RES support, foster innovation and reduce costs

Integrating renewable generation into the German electricity market is increasingly challenging. A new E4tech study proposes a solution for cost-efficient integration of renewables into grids and markets, whilst balancing and fostering technology and business model innovation. The work, commissioned by the German Renewables Foundation (Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energie e.V.) and Deutsche Messe AG, has been widely […]

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E4tech delivers a roadmap for hydrogen and fuel cells in the UK

Hydrogen could bring significant benefits to the UK’s energy system: heating homes and businesses, powering vehicles, and balancing intermittent renewables. This new roadmap provides an overarching industrial strategy for hydrogen and fuel cells to play a greater role in the UK’s energy mix. The principal benefits outlined in the report are: Environmental benefits – Adoption […]

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Bigger, better, faster, more challenging: reflections on LCV2016

There are events where the attendees and organisers involuntarily conspire to ‘talk a good show’ whilst the reality is more subdued. LCV2016 was not one of those events. Blazing sunshine, record attendance and a wide array of display vehicles contributed to an upbeat atmosphere for the UK’s main low carbon vehicles event. Other positive factors […]

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E4tech delivers a roadmap for hydrogen and fuel cells in the UK

Hydrogen could bring significant benefits to the UK’s energy system: heating homes and businesses, powering vehicles, and balancing intermittent renewables. This new roadmap provides an overarching industrial strategy for hydrogen and fuel cells to play a greater role in the UK’s energy mix. The principal benefits outlined in the report are: Environmental benefits – Adoption […]

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Low carbon automotive strategy report comes at perfect time

A major new report for the UK Automotive Council comes as the UK automotive sector is defining its post-referendum future and as industrial strategy and energy & climate policy are placed under the same government department. The UK automotive sector has been a successful example of industrial strategy and the report provides a solid foundation […]

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Solar opportunities identified for UK Government

Solar energy innovation could make a valuable contribution to the UK economy, especially in key areas such as advanced concepts, building applications and component technologies, according to a new report supported by E4tech. Although the UK is unlikely to lead development and deployment of globally dominant crystalline PV or solar thermal technologies, there are aspects […]

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