UK broke renewable energy generation record in 2019, new figures reveal

A record 37.1% of electricity generated in the UK last year was renewable, according to the latest annual energy statistics published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) includes data on energy production, consumption, demand, imports and exports. The 2019 report, published at the end […]

Onshore wind and solar ‘could boost UK economy by £29bn’

Barriers to onshore ‘shovel-ready’ renewable energy projects should be lifted by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Treasury to provide a £28.9 billion boost the struggling UK economy in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis, according to a new report Renewable energy investment firm Thrive Renewables have published a report indicating […]

Government announces £80m fund to decarbonise aviation and road transport

The UK Government has unveiled a new £80m pot to fund electric car and plane projects to boost the country’s uptake of low-carbon transport solutions ahead of the 2050 net-zero deadline. The money will be used to help researchers and businesses develop and commercialise ‘the next generation’ of transport, said the Department for Business, Energy […]

BEIS to launch energy efficiency consultation on commercial buildings

A Government consultation is to determine measures to drive up improvements in the energy and emissions record of commercial buildings. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has described the sector as a ‘huge untapped area’ for improvements. The fact that about 60% of commercial buildings are rented can lead to issues around […]

The 10 Year Challenge: How the UK’s low-carbon economy has changed

As our clients know, here at Syntegra we like to read widely around our subject to broaden our knowledge and expertise and spend a considerable amount of time explaining to potential new customers how making even very small changes to their sustainability record can have an impact on their environmental footprint. So we were delighted […]

UK Government’s £102m fund for clean energy research

(From The UK Government has launched a £102.5m investment programme in a bid to tackle the challenges the UK faces as the renewables revolution continues, suggesting that the nation’s energy sector could soon be poised to take clean power sources mainstream. Areas of opportunity that could be addressed through the fund, include energy storage, heat […]

Landlords face significant bills to implement energy efficiencies

Landlords face the prospect of paying for measures to improve their properties’ energy efficiency under a new government proposal. Minimum standards meaning properties can only be let if they reach a band E or above in the EPC ratings will come into effect in April. Previously landlords had been expected to rely on finance from […]