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All personal opinions regarding Brexit aside, there’s no denying that the European Commission and European Union has a huge influence over the energy sector. Recent episode of Talking New Energy, the Delta-EE podcast, focuses on what the latest policy coming out of the EU means for the energy transition.
As Frauke Thies, Executive Director at SmartEn, explains, organisations such as SmartEn help their members understand the legislation coming out of the European Union and how it affects them. It is not always easy to help countries understand the influence of the EU, but its influence is paramount. Take the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, for example, which has set the target for member states to achieve nearly zero energy buildings in new builds. In the future this will push towards achieving a renovation of building stock as well.
The latest Delta-ee podcast focuses on the impact of the latest changes to the RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) tariffs and the impact they will have on the UK heat pump market.
Steven Ashurst, Senior Analyst and Micro-CHP Research Service Manager, and Lukas Bergmann, Senior Analyst and Heat Pump Research Service Manager, suggest the changes in tariff point towards a positive future for air source heat pumps.
Policy fundamentally dictates the commercial opportunities within a market, and the business models that are viable. With energy policy shifting focus from electricity, towards heating and transport, could the regulatory moves and discussions we are seeing in the transport sector be mirrored in heating?
A plethora of incentives for EVs are now in place across Europe, discussion of the mandatory requirement for every new build to be equipped with an electric recharging point and the outright ban of certain products are underway. Although developments in the heating sector are currently slower moving, the first steps are in place, in particular new build requirements. It is clear that when countries do decide to act, change and transformation can be rapid.
Policy makers need new business models as much as new business models need policy makers. This was one unexpected conclusion from some of our latest research on the new business models that are emerging in the distributed energy and connectivity markets we track.We didn’t set out to prove this thesis. Our main aim of our latest research 'New Business Models for Micro-CHP" (published 16 January) was to develop an effective framework for analysing these business models, and test the hypothesis that they are all about 'getting to volumes' for new innovative (more expensive) home energy products. (More on this in my next blog).
For new technologies - like micro-CHP, fuel cell or heat pumps - new business models have emerged as a response to:
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