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  1. Decarbonising home heating

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    The number of heat pump installations by December 2023 was less than half of planned projections; uncertainty regarding the role of hydrogen in home heating is hampering investment and effective planning.

  2. The government’s support for biomass

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    Government has provided over £20 billion of support to biomass businesses but it can’t yet demonstrate adherence to its sustainability rules.

  3. Government resilience: extreme weather

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    Government is underprepared for extreme weather events which can cause significant disruption to people, businesses, and their communities.

  4. Resilience to flooding

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    We look at the government’s long-term ambition “to create a nation more resilient to future flood and coastal erosion risk” and, in the more immediate term, whether Defra and EA are delivering value for money after two years of the capital programme.

  5. Approaches to achieving net zero across the UK

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    Achieving net zero by 2050 in the UK will require co-ordinated action by the UK and devolved governments, due to different challenges faced.

  6. Waste management: data visualisation

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    Interactive map showing local authority spend on waste, recycling rates and waste management sites in England.

  7. Update on the rollout of smart meters

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    The government has made progress with the rollout of smart meters – but it’s slower than planned and there are challenges in meeting its latest set of targets.

  8. Investigation into Bulb Energy

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    There has been a substantial reduction in the potential cost to the taxpayer of supporting the transfer of Bulb Energy to a ringfenced supplier under Octopus, but risks remain.

  9. Decarbonising the power sector

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    This report looks at how DESNZ is set up for power sector decarbonisation while maintaining security of electricity supply, and affordability.

  10. Energy bills support

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    BEIS worked quickly to introduce financial support for rising energy bills (currently estimated at £69bn), recognising it had to make compromises.

  11. The energy supplier market

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    This report examines the recent exit of energy suppliers from the market and government’s role in managing the exits.

  12. Tackling local breaches of air quality

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    This report examines government’s progress in tackling local breaches of NO2 limits and its performance on air quality more broadly.