Synchronous condensers are key to enabling renewable growth – but what are they?

We spoke to Kristina Carlquist, General Manager within ABB’s Synchronous Condensers unit, to find out

GM to motor up EV investments by $35bn

The commitment represents a 75% increase from its initial pledge made before the pandemic

‘Nearly 84m EVs will be on Europe’s streets by 2030’

New research suggests that this figure will still make up less than half of all the vehicles on the road

US renewable energy consumption reaches ‘record high’ in 2020

Latest statistics reveal renewable energy was the only source of US energy consumption that increased last year from 2019 – fossil fuel and nuclear power usage both declined

‘Five out of 20 most air polluted cities in Europe are in the UK’

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, London, Dundee, Edinburgh, Leeds and Slough are among the cities with the highest NO2 levels recorded last month, according to a new research

Half of NHS trusts charged up for a low carbon future

New figures have found that 51% of NHS trusts have installed EV charging infrastructure on their sites

Will the UK watch the EV race from the back seat?

The UK is forecast to produce just 4% of the EVs built in Europe by 2030, according to a new report

Ofgem’s Voluntary Redress Scheme to be extended to community energy groups

The scheme distributes payments from energy companies – that may have breached rules – to registered charities to support energy-related projects that benefit consumers

Bank of England halves CO2 emissions in 2020/21

The bank said this was the largest decrease in its carbon footprint in a single year since it was first calculated in 2015/16

Jeff Bezos-backed nuclear fusion firm to build first plant in the UK

Canada’s General Fusion has signed an agreement with the UK Atomic Energy Authority to develop and operate its fusion demonstration plant at the Culham Campus, home to the UK’s national fusion research programme