Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has been urged to throw the Treasury’s clout behind a transformation of energy and transport networks described as “once-in-a-generation”.
Sir John Armitt, chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), has urged the government to embrace renewables in its forthcoming National Infrastructure Strategy (NIS).
Earlier today the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its report on the action needed to limit climate change to within 1.5C, urging for deeper, more rapid change across the global economy.
The decarbonisation of transport offers Scotland its biggest challenge in meeting its emissions reduction targets, despite outperforming the rest of the UK overall, according to the country’s climate change watchdog.
The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has stressed that the UK could meet half its power demand from renewables by 2030, and urged the government to ditch new nuclear plans as a result.
Network operators shouldn’t necessarily be driving seat of the transition to electric vehicles, but should be at least sat in the front, one of the UK’s DNOs has said.
Gridserve bids to ‘deliver for EV charging what Amazon has for online shopping’ with new ‘Electric Forecourts’ plan
Gridserve is bidding to create a national network of electric vehicle charging forecourts, professing to do for EV charging what Amazon has done for online retail.
Pivot Power grabbed headlines last week after revealing it was to deploy 45 large scale batteries on the transmission system alongside rapid electric vehicle chargers. Directors Matt Allen and Michael Clark explain how their model offers something new to UK energy infrastructure.
Transport is going electric, and at rates far quicker than previously thought. But to enable that change, the charging infrastructure – and the grid that powers it – must evolve in tandem. David Pratt investigates whether or not the UK is up to the challenge.