National Grid has teamed up with UK authority on advanced digital technology Digital Catapult to explore how the adoption of 5G within the electricity and gas transmission networks could help deliver net zero.
The difficulty of forecasting the costs of decarbonisation has dominated the Treasury’s Net Zero Review, carrying on a theme from the interim review, published last year.
The government has laid out its plans for reaching net zero by 2050, including new EV charging funding, a review of the frequency of Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions and green finance and innovation commitments.
The most important aspect of driving the rollout of electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK remains the availability of charging infrastructure.
Excess solar and wind could generate between 60-80GW of renewable hydrogen, helping Britain to avoid future energy supply crunches.
The volatility in wholesale power prices due to exposure to global gas prices has demonstrated the need to diversify and decarbonise the UK’s domestic energy system.
Eunice Mabey, energy optimisation director at SSE Energy Solutions - Distributed Energy, explores the role of energy data in decarbonising business operations and, crucially, the right steps to take in utilising it.
The UK is still off track in meeting its 2050 net zero goal, although policies in the pipeline could help this, Green Alliance has found.
The Scottish government has outlined plans to help secure a just transition to net zero, including opportunities for new green jobs.