Housing & Energy
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Microbusiness research synthesis slide pack
This slide pack supports our Microbusiness Strategic Review, by identifying and utilising relevant published research to help build a robust evidence base.31/05/19
A ‘New Deal’ for City Data?
Yesterday saw City Hall host an ‘Urban Data Markets’ conference. The event — bringing together some of the best data and smart city brains from London, Berlin and beyond — was opened by London’s CDO, Theo Blackwell. Having launched the listening exercise for the Mayor’s forthcoming Smart London Plan this week, Theo emphasised the vital role data has to play across public services,…25/01/18
Using digital ‘exhaust’ to inform our Social Evidence Base
The City Intelligence Unit has published findings from research investigating the potential of new digital data sources to inform social policy analysis at City Hall. We are undertaking a programme of work known as the Social Evidence Base to inform policy on issues such as social integration, economic fairness and social mobility – areas which…02/04/19
How many undocumented children live in London?
Estimating the numbers of migrants in the UK is notoriously difficult, especially those with an irregular migration status who may not be counted in official government statistics. It is not for nothing that the task has been described as counting the uncountable. However, information about the population of children and young people who are not…20/01/20
REA: BIOENERGY IS THE “LITTLE-KNOWN LEADER” IN BRITISH RENEWABLES
\r\n\t• Bioenergy revealed as largest source of UK renewable energy;\r\n\t• Bio-power provides 11% of UK’s electricity, equivalent to four Sizewell B Nuclear power stations.\r\n\t• Biofuels ‘equivalent to taking 1...
PRESS RELEASE: Solar industry hails Government plans to run new clean power auctions
- Jack Dobson-Smith
Today the STA has welcomed Government plans to hold a new round of clean power auctions, set to take place in 2021, for solar and onshore wind. A new Contracts for Difference auction will enable greater deployment of the cleanest, cheapest forms of power generation today, cutting costs to consumers by £200m-£300m annually.  The policy is one of the STA’s key priorities for 2020.  Chief Executive Chris Hewett said: “Today’s announcement marks a major shift in the right direction for Government policy on onshore renewables, and a welcome opportunity for the solar industry.” “New clean power auctions for ... \nRead More\nThe post PRESS RELEASE: Solar industry hails Government plans to run new clean power auctions appeared first on Solar Trade Association.
PRESS RELEASE: Government deployment stats fail to accurately capture >50kW PV systems
- Jack Dobson-Smith
The STA continues to call on the Government to address serious flaws in the accuracy of its photovoltaic deployment data following the publication of its latest statistics, which state that solar deployment in 2019 was down by over 60MW compared to 2018, suggesting the slowest year for the industry since 2010.  However, the statistics fail to accurately capture PV systems sized above 50kW, with no update to the ‘50 kW to ≤ 5 MW’ category since March 2019, and only one large-scale site added to ‘> 25 MW’ category in 2019, a 34.7MWp array completed in December by GRIDSERVE. ... \nRead More\nThe post PRESS RELEASE: Government deployment stats fail to accurately capture >50kW PV systems appeared first on Solar Trade Association.
Decarbonisation of Heat: Why It Needs Innovation
- Emily Sotudeh
Decarbonising heat is key to achieving Net Zero, and innovators have a vital role to play. Here is our overview of the decarbonisation challenge and how we can tackle it through low carbon home heating innovation.\nThe post Decarbonisation of Heat: Why It Needs Innovation appeared first on Energy Systems Catapult.
Ministers must commit to 16% bioenergy to safeguard UK energy security
\r\n\t\r\n\t\tAn industry led report from the REA has urged Ministers to commit to 16% of the UK’s primary energy supply coming from bioenergy by 2032 in order to sustain UK energy security;\r\n\t\r\n\t\tBioenergy’s contribution must more than double by 2032 in order to meet demand across heat, power ...