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national grid

Opinion

Global consensus at COP26 will be critical to maintaining the pace of decarbonisation

The UK has come a long way in tackling climate change over the last decade. The data for the last five years demonstrates decarbonisation increasing at pace, culminating in the greenest year on record for Britain’s electricity system in 2020 - average carbon intensity (the measure of CO2 emissions per unit of electricity consumed) reached a new low of 181 gCO2/kWh. In total, the country was powered coal-free for over 5,147 hours in 2020, compared with 3,666 hours in 2019, 1,856 in 2018 and 624 in 2017.

Opinion

Five actions to power climate change

As we endure these challenging times, the climate emergency persists, and the planet continues to be threatened. Without a strong and stable economy, the funds to invest in a greener, cleaner future simply won’t be there. Even with the fall in carbon emissions, our modelling shows that the pandemic will only reduce demand through to 2050 by 8%.1

Opinion

Political input needed for Western Isles’ link

The 20 year saga of connecting – or not connecting -  the Western Isles to the National Grid via a subsea cable across the Minch has taken a new and dramatic turn which should surely change the terms of the debate.

Renewables/Energy Transition

Arenko in groundbreaking battery trial with National Grid

Arenko Group, a leading battery software services provider to the multi-billion-dollar global battery automation market, is pleased to be supporting National Grid by exclusively trialling a new upward and downward reserve flexibility service from its 41MW Bloxwich battery asset in a first of its kind trial for batteries.