Transport as a part of the energy system

In this article, Anthony Velazquez of TRL considers the role of transport as part of the wider energy system. In line with concerns over human health and various decarbonisation targets, we are seeing a shift from fossil fuels to alternative energy sources. Anthony considers the pros and cons of a number of these sources – including hydrogen and electric – and whether there is a single solution that fits all. He also explains in more detail the role TRL is playing in this area.

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The race to electrify transport is on

The UK Climate Change Committee has suggested that the government has ‘ambition but no detailed plans on reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050’. But in May, the electricity regulator Ofgem announced £300 million of investment – part of a larger £40 billion strategy – to get Britain ready for more electric transport and heat. Dr Jon Hiscock, Managing Director of power technology specialist Fundamentals Ltd, examines how the electricity industry is rising to the challenge of electric vehicles.

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National Grid welcomes Transport Decarbonisation Plan

Graeme Cooper, the head of future markets at National Grid, has welcomed the Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan and hopes that it will trigger the investment and technology changes needed to make the transition to clean transport.

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