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Discussion paper: Mission Innovation – Clean Hydrogen

Mission Innovation (MI) released on 9th November the ‘Clean Hydrogen Mission’ Discussion Paper (link below) for public consultation.  This is open until 9 December 2021.  It is hoped that comments by MI members, the broader energy stakeholder community, and wider outcomes of COP26 held in Glasgow earlier this month will feed into the final version of the paper and the Clean Hydrogen Mission Action Plan:

Publication: Stimulating the Uptake of Technologies in Support of Nationally Determined Contribution Implementation | CTCN & TEC

The Paris Agreement established the technology framework to provide overarching guidance to the work of the UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee (TEC) and the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) in promoting and facilitating enhanced action on technology development and transfer. The TEC and the CTCN are pleased to launch their first joint publication on technology and the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).

News: Eynsham Smart and Fair Futures

The Eynsham Smart and Fair Neighbourhood trial is aiming to develop a Zero Carbon Energy Action Plan for the Eynsham primary substation area as well as develop plans for its long-term governance structure.

News: Towards sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)

Aviation is a stubbornly difficult strand of transport to decarbonise. Aircraft burn huge amounts of fossil fuel, for business travel, leisure activities and tourism that used to be prohibitively expensive but in recent decades have become accessible to large populations as fossil fuels became cheaper in real terms.

NTS2 Delivery Plan – Impact Assessments Consultation | Scottish Government consultation | Transport Scotland

Scotland’s National Transport Strategy 2 (NTS2) sets out the vision for Scotland’s transport system to the year 2040. The NTS2 outlines the four priorities for the transport system: reduces inequalities; takes climate action; helps deliver inclusive economic growth; and improves health and wellbeing. The first NTS2 Delivery Plan sets out strategic policies and the broad actions the Scottish Government (SG) is taking to deliver on its vision and priorities to the end of March 2022, taking account of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The following impact assessments are being undertaken: Social and Equality Impact Assessment (incorporating an Equality Impact Assessment; Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment, Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment); Island Communities Impact Assessment; Health Inequality Impact Assessment; and Business Regulatory Impact Assessment.

News: COP26 – Engagement with top energy and climate decision makers on how to reach net zero

During his time in Glasgow, Dr Fitih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA),  met with key leaders and top officials from around the world for discussions on key energy and climate issues, including a substantive meeting with Chinese Special Envoy on Climate Change Xie Zhenhua. They discussed the IEA’s recent Roadmap to Net Zero by 2050 and Energy Sector Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality in China, as well as China’s energy transition and climate goals.

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