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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50MW lithium-ion battery goes live as part of Energy Superhub Oxford

Pivot Power, part of EDF Renewables, Wärtsilä, the global technology company, and Habitat Energy, the battery storage optimisation specialists, today (23 June) activated the UK’s first grid-scale battery storage system directly connected to the transmission-network as part of the £41 million Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO) project.

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Interview: Investing ahead of need

Russell Fowler is Senior Project Manager for Transport Decarbonisation at National Grid. Here, he speaks exclusively to Transport and Energy about the company’s vital role in supporting the transition to clean transport across all modes and covering all sectors, including freight, rail, bus, maritime and aviation.

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