net zero

Opinion

Digital energy networks are the missing piece in our journey to net zero

From heat pumps to electric vehicles (EVs), recent months have seen a flurry of pledges from the government geared towards decarbonisation of the energy system. The latest came in the Chancellor’s Budget, which included increases in spend on energy innovation and high-tech projects and prototypes. While this level of ambition is welcome, the reality is that even if the entire UK population shifted to electric heating and EVs, our outdated energy networks could not meet this new level of demand for electricity. If the UK is serious about speeding up the decarbonisation of transportation and domestic energy use, the digitisation of networks should be at the top of the to-do list.

Promoted

The case for data decarbonisation

This is the first in a series, by Snowflake, examining the concept of net zero data and how advances in technology can help the world’s largest organisations—especially those which are particularly emissions-intensive like oil and gas—reduce the carbon emissions footprint of their data.

Events

Reuters Events: Scaling-up hydrogen production webinar

BP, Shell, and Acciona are amongst major players who have launched green hydrogen projects of varying sizes, with the technology proving to be an effective net zero solution. The challenge is, however, how can we produce hydrogen at scale?