The increasing popularity of electric vehicles will play a key role in helping the UK reach its 2050 target of net zero emissions, according to the National Grid. Continue Reading
Supermarket frozen aisles aren’t just caches of easy dinners for harried parents and ice cream for the upcoming heatwave. They could also function as a “virtual battery” to help power the National Grid.
National Grid’s Gas Distribution arm has just signed an investment deal with Advanced Plasma Power, putting funds up to develop a new bio gas plant in Swindon.
A combination of various factors serving to limit energy generated from plants in several European countries could push up domestic prices, households have been warned.
Innovative new technology has been used to successfully transmit data across the national grid, marking an important step towards a more efficient ‘smart grid’ and potentially changing the way we approach to the need to cope with energy demands. Continue Reading
The National Grid’s latest Future Energy Scenarios report, which claims to show that the UK is on track to miss its target of sourcing 15% of energy from renewable sources by 2020.
The House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee has called for National Grid to be broken up and replaced by separate system operators working at a national and regional level respectively.
Enappsys, a business that monitors the UK energy market, has warned that high demand and tight supply could lead to power shortages next winter, potentially driving up prices for consumers.
Car manufacturer Nissan has unveiled a brand new scheme designed to allow owners of electric vehicles to sell electricity generated by their vehicles’ batteries back to National Grid.