Here are some of the latest headlines from around the energy industry last week.
Ofgem released a report setting out how it will support the rollout of electric vehicles (EVs) in Britain. In the report, the regulator has described four priority areas in which it should play a role in the EV transition. This includes the rapid development of smart charging.
The first half of 2021 has seen record high investment in renewable energy, according to Bloomberg NEF research. The report recorded a total investment of £126bn in renewable energy projects and companies.
At least three of Scotland’s islands will be fully carbon neutral by 2040. The Scottish government states that delivery of commitments in the National Islands Plan will be helped by the new Carbon Neutral Islands Project, which aims to demonstrate the low carbon energy potential of the islands.
The government has announced £131m funding for science and research projects that provide solutions to innovative global issues, including climate change. Among these are a project that aims to understand how iron-rich minerals in the earth can act as natural batteries, tackling energy storage demands. You can read about this on the gov.uk website.
British Airways have launched a new sustainability programme. This includes a plan for the business to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 through investments in more fuel-efficient aircraft and investments in the development of sustainable aviation fuel.