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NEWS & PRESS RELEASES - Nov 21, 2019

Ofgem TCR decision to undermine renewables deployment and grid flexibility

Ofgem has today released its final decision on the Targeted Charging Review (TCR), which, in the view of the REA, will undermine subsidy-free renewable power deployment and reduce investment in ‘flexible’ energy technologies.

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES - Nov 18, 2019

REA comments on Labour’s ‘Climate Apprenticeships’

The REA wholeheartedly welcomes Labour’s announcement to dedicate an apprenticeship scheme to climate change specific jobs and, in particular, the focus on upskilling existing workers.

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES - Nov 14, 2019

REA comments on the Green Party’s ‘Carbon Chancellor’ announcement

The REA welcomes the Green Party’s policy announcement today, to appoint a Carbon Chancellor. They have identified a weak link in the UK’s ambitions to decarbonise the country; the Treasury.

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES - Nov 13, 2019

Britain ranks second to last for power system flexibility in review of nine leading European countries-REA Report

Britain ranks eighth out of nine northern European countries in attracting and facilitating investment in electricity system flexibility, a new industry report finds

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES - Nov 7, 2019

Opposition to renewables hits an all-time low in the run up to the ‘climate election’

The latest public attitudes tracker published today has found that opposition to renewables has hit an all-time low. This comes just over a month before what has been deemed by opposition parties as the ‘climate change election’.

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES - Nov 1, 2019

REA comments on Labour’s ‘zero carbon standard’ for new all homes

Labour announce plans to introduce a ‘zero carbon standard’ for all new homes in the UK.

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES - Nov 1, 2019

REA outlines five manifesto pledges essential to achieving Net Zero

In advance of the upcoming election, the REA is urging all political parties to adopt five manifesto pledges or risk missing the UK’s legally binding Net Zero targets.

BLOG - Oct 31, 2019

Securing power should be a cross-party priority this election

As heat and transport are being electrified, and coal and much nuclear capacity are due to come offline, parties should be debating how to bring forward new generation in the next parliament.

BLOG - Oct 30, 2019

Making Sense of the Ofgem Guidance on Supplying Electricity to Chargepoints and EVs

Negative emissions (sometimes also referred to as Greenhouse Gas Removals or GGRs) are achieved when we remove carbon dioxide from the earth’s atmosphere.

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES - Oct 24, 2019

REA comments on Labour’s Thirty by 2030 report

Earlier this morning the Labour Party released their report Thirty by 2030. The report outlines thirty recommendations to reach Net Zero by 2030, a target recently set by the Labour Party.

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES - Oct 24, 2019

Report: ‘flexibility’ crucial for Net Zero but regulator pushing ahead with damaging reforms

The REA Launches its new Flexible Futures Report, urging for the deployment of flexible energy technologies with a focus on action required from energy regulator Ofgem as the role of distribution networks is highlighted.

BLOG - Oct 22, 2019

Net Zero, Negative Emissions and CfDs

Negative emissions (sometimes also referred to as Greenhouse Gas Removals or GGRs) are achieved when we remove carbon dioxide from the earth’s atmosphere.

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES - Oct 22, 2019

Consultation on changes to Standard Rules Permits

The Environment Agency have released their consultation on the revision of the standard rules sets for biowaste treatment. The consultation runs until 13th January 2020.

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES - Oct 17, 2019

BBC reports PM to Chair Cabinet Climate Change Committee

BBC reports that the Prime Minister is to Chair a newly-formed Cabinet Committee on Climate Change. Committee first mooted by Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom to the BEIS Committee on 15 October.

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES - Oct 16, 2019

REA comments on MP calling for UK’s largest public charge point operators to become ‘interoperable’

Public letter tweeted from Matt Western MP (Lab), Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Electric VehiclesLetter calls on the UK’s largest public charge point operators to adopt interoperabilityREA comments on letter.

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES - Oct 15, 2019

Government hint at the creation of a cabinet sub-committee on climate change in response to CCC

Earlier this afternoon Andrea Leadsom MP stated that the Government could ‘potentially’ introduce a new cabinet sub-committee on climate change in the Government’s response to the CCC’s annual progress report.

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES - Oct 15, 2019

Government propose simplified planning for energy storage projects

The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has this morning published proposals for energy storage technologies to be processed via the local planning process at all sizes, rather than proceeding via the National Planning Regime when above a certain size, as is the case with power projects at present.

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES - Oct 11, 2019

Battery, solar exports skyrocket from 2012-2018

The REA and ElectraLink have found that battery storage exports to GB distribution networks rose to nearly 49GWh in 2018, up from 50MWh in 2014.