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The UK will not be able to meet it’s 2050 climate targets without decarbonising heat. According to a 2016 report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) 20% of UK carbon emissions come from heating and hot water for buildings.
While UK electricity generation has been steadily moving away from fossil fuel sources in the last few decades, natural gas continues to make up the vast majority of the fuel used for heat in the UK.
Saskia Barker is a regulation and innovation engineer at Flexitricity and a member of the Trans European Replacement Reserves Exchange (TERRE) working group.
- What is Project TERRE?
Project TERRE (Trans European Replacement Reserve Exchange) is an implementation project developed by a group of Electricity Transmission System Operators (TSOs), including National Grid, to fulfil a European legal requirement imposed by the European Electricity Balancing Guideline...
The Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) seeks to reduce air pollution by controlling emissions from medium combustion plants (MCPs), which include both generators (with a rated thermal input between 0 – 50 MW) and boilers (with a rated thermal input between 1 - 50 MW)...
We can’t control when the wind blows, so wind farms sometimes generate more electricity than we can use...