News and blogs from 2021 and before
NEW PROGRAMME PUTS THE MIDLANDS AT THE FOREFRONT OF HYDROGEN INNOVATION
A new programme called 'HyDEX' has been launched which is designed to support and foster and creation of a new hydrogen economy in the UK’s Midlands.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
ERA’s ‘Big Ideas’ letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Secretary of State for Business
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
ERA launches Big Ideas podcasts
The Energy Research Accelerator has launched a new series of podcasts about its Big Ideas
Midlands Engine starts crucial pan-regional energy conversation to find a pathway to net-zero and capitalise on the region’s unique strengths in clean energy
The Midlands Engine is now keen to hear from businesses, researchers and local authorities in order to identify priorities and map out a way forward to meet the net-zero challenge.
Treasury Minister expresses appreciation for ERA’s work
Treasury Minister expresses appreciation for ERA's work Treasury Minister, Kemi Badenoch MP, expressed appreciation for the Energy Research Accelerator's work in answer to a question about ERA's 'Big Ideas' proposal in the House of Commons earlier this week.… 22 Oct 2020
£4 million centre for post-doctoral development in infrastructure, cities and energy to launch
An award of £4 million has been made by Research England for the development of C-DICE, a new centre for post-doctoral development in infrastructure, cities and Energy.