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National Grid: £58bn of upgrades to UK’s electricity network needed to hit 2035 decarbonisation targets

The National Grid's electricity system operator has today called for a £58bn investment in the UK's electricity network in order to support government plans to fully decarbonise the power system by 2035.

Robots flying kites to monitor greenhouse gas emissions

New lightweight wireless gas sensors, attached to helium kites and flown by an autonomous robot are to be built at the University of Surrey, in order to monitor greenhouse gas emissions.

Mega-watt EV chargers to be installed at one of Europe’s largest truck stops

Megawatt EV chargers are to be installed at Ashford International Truckstop, to support the electrification of the UK & European road freight sector.

Biomass and GHG removal to be the main areas of focus at new Aston University training centre

A consortium led by Aston University is to receive £11 million to open a doctoral training centre focussed on the use of biomass to replace fossil fuels and removal or capture of GHG emissions from the atmosphere.

RASE Awards featuring sustainability prizes open for nominations

Farmers, landowners and supporting personnel can now submit nominations for the 2024 Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) Awards, including rewards for sustainable farming practices.

Solar farm becomes first to benefit from National Grid’s acceleration program

A solar farm in Somerset has become the first renewable energy project to benefit from the National Grid’s Technical Limits acceleration program, which aims to streamline the integration of renewable energy into the grid.

New fossil fuelled power stations needed to protect UK’s energy security says PM

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has today announced plans to build new, gas-fired power stations to ensure the UK's energy security and have a "reliable and affordable back-up for days when renewables like wind and solar do not deliver".

Energy storage sector boosted by multi billion pound investment pledge

The UK's energy storage sector has received a boost thanks to an investment pledge of £10bn from NatPower UK to "deliver the country’s largest portfolio of battery storage projects", totalling over 60GWh.

Plans unveiled for 20MW green hydrogen plant

Global green hydrogen specialist Lhyfe has unveiled plans for its first UK plant to support the country's net zero ambitions.

Hydrogen projects receive government backing

The UK's hydrogen sector is getting a boost with over £21 million of government support being provided for 7 projects to make green fuel, powering up local transport and businesses from Suffolk to Shetland.

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