Power-Culture September 2016 summary

power-culture is a place to explore our energy generation through the arts power-culture is a blog brought to you by Regen SW sharing opportunities and providing insights, recipes, resources and research to support you in developing your arts and energy projects.Read more

Wonderful projects nominated for the Arts and Green Energy Awards!

We have received a host of nominations for the first arts and green energy awards supported by The Institution of Civil Engineers. This award is designed to recognise the crucial role that creative practitioners play in challenging, deepening and broadening the energy debate. We welcomed nominations from a range of art-forms.Read more

Despite a ‘Rubik’s Cube’ of complex market and policy signals energy storage is poised for growth, 07 September 2016

Energy storage is poised to grow rapidly in the UK towards 10GW in the 2030’s – but action is needed to align the technology with market and policy signals if this potential is to be realised. The findings are in a new report.Read more

Can local authorities set energy requirements in their Local Plans, 20 September 2016

Regen has been supporting Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES) this week as they take their Placemaking Plan to Examination in Public. The inspector had asked them to prepare a response on whether their 10 per cent renewables Merton style rule was in alignment with national policy.Read more

Celebrating innovation: Regen SW’s Green Energy Awards shortlist

Today marks the announcement of the prestigious Green Energy Awards shortlist. The 13th annual awards ceremony will honour the innovation, dedication and creative ingenuity that has put the south west of England at the forefront of the green energy revolution.Read more

Smart power revolution at risk from ‘tinkering’ with grid charging, 20 September 2016

The smart power revolution is being put at risk by tinkering with charging for use of the grid instead of carrying out a full review, according to a new paper launched today by energy experts Regen SW. The report “Network Charging for a Flexible Future” sets out proposed principles for how charging for the grid should be reformed.Read more

Government consults on extending CfDs to 2026, 6 July 2016

To enable the government to undertake Allocation Rounds for projects commissioning subsequent to the 31 of March 2020 and accordingly provide investors with long-term foresight of our delivery framework, an amendment to these regulations is necessary.Read more

South West joins Scotland and Wales to press the case for marine energy, 28 June 2016

Responding to the increasing uncertainty regarding the government’s commitment to wave and tidal power, Regen SW has joined forces with Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Marine Energy Pembrokeshire to publish a new assessment of the UK’s marine energy potential.Read more

Planning for local energy, 29 June 2016

Following the High Court ruling against Severndale Community Wind Turbine, it’s becoming even clearer this government is determined to see no more onshore wind, despite the technology reaching parity and some progressive local authorities recognising that the potential for local energy economies could alleviate pressure on themselves and their ever declining budgets.Read more

The £320 million Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP), 29 June 2016

The comprehensive spending review in November 2015 announced £320 million of new funding for heat networks – christened the Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP).Read more