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Midlands bid secures funding for hydrogen powered HGVs

Clean, hydrogen powered heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) could become a reality on UK roads now that a regional bid has successfully attracted funding from the Department for Transport’s Zero Emission Road Freight programme.…

27 Jul 2021

Devolved regional powers offer the chance to make a difference to net zero

In this Op Ed from the Times (13/07/21), Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands explains why he believes that the region is the ideal place for a new green industrial revolution to start and why ERA is playing a critical role.…

13 Jul 2021

Energy Research Accelerator supports regional plan to help create tens of thousands of new green jobs

ERA has played a vital role in the development of the Midlands Engine’s ‘Ten Point Plan for Green Growth’ which was launched today. The plan aims to create almost 200,000 new jobs by 2041.…

01 Jul 2021

Collaborating with academia to find innovative ways to accelerate towards net-zero – Mike Lewis, CEO, E.ON

It can be tempting to look for a silver bullet to answer the looming questions in the climate debate and find solutions to decarbonisation. Mike Lewis, Chief Executive of E:ON says that we must focus on specific areas that can add to our combined ars…

12 May 2021

ERA holds 'Accelerating to COP26' regional energy roundtable

The Energy Research Accelerator recently held a roundtable for ministers and business people to discuss how regional innovation can help the UK achieve its national climate goals.…

24 Mar 2021

Universities and businesses call for government funding for ERA’s ‘Big Ideas’ to create jobs and bring investment to the Midlands

The vice-chancellors of the eight universities in the Midlands Innovation partnership have written a joint letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy asking them to support the Energy …

18 Mar 2021

ERA's response to the Budget

Following the 2021 Budget, ERA suggests that the Autumn Spending Review needs to focus on measures to address the great challenge of our generation - climate change.…

04 Mar 2021

ERA's 'Big Ideas' letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Secretary of State for Business

An Open Letter to the Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer…

20 Nov 2020