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Welcome to the latest round-up. We have pulled together some of the biggest developments in energy into one, convenient list to help you keep up to date with the ever-moving landscape of the UK’s energy sector.

1) No more public contracts for businesses without net zero goals

A major policy shake-up will require suppliers bidding for major public contracts to demonstrate carbon reduction plans.

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2) Lack of EV charging stations could limit EV growth

Electric vehicles will be key to the transition to net zero, but lack of infrastructure could hinder adoption.

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3) Global renewable energy industry grew 45% last year

The global renewable energy industry grew at its fastest rate since 1999 last year, with a 45% jump in new capacity.

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4) OFGEM to invest £300 million to drive electric car take-up

The UK’s energy regulator has approved plans to invest £300m in low carbon projects to support EV charging.

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5) One third of UK population represented by local authorities with net-zero commitments

As five more councils join a net-zero pledge, one third of the UK’s population is represented by councils aiming to reach net zero at least five years ahead of 2050.

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6) Biden looks to make US self-sufficient for lithium batteries

The Biden administration has turned it focus on reducing the US’s reliance on imported lithium-ion batteries as the technology continues to grow in importance.

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