‘Net zero by 2050? Not even close, with current energy infrastructure delivery’

Solar projects covering an area equivalent of 260 Tokyo Olympic stadiums would need to be built in the US every week from now until 2050 to help the country reach net zero, according to a new report

EU to invest nearly €1bn in new energy infrastructure projects

Grants will be provided for 10 projects – two for electricity transmission, one for smart electricity grids, six for transport of CO2 and one for gas

More than three-quarters of UK public are ‘concerned about climate change’

That’s according to the latest BEIS Public Attitudes Tracker, which is now on its 33rd wave of finding out what the UK public think about a variety of energy issues

New inquiry into future investments in UK energy infrastructure

It comes amid recent decisions by Hitachi and Toshiba to halt new nuclear projects and concerns over how the gap for low carbon power can be filled

EU invests €800m in priority energy infrastructure projects

The funding will support seven electricity, two smart grids, two CO2 cross-border transportation and three gas projects

Bristol seeks £1bn investment in energy infrastructure

The council has released a new ‘City Leap’ prospectus outlining a series of energy and infrastructure opportunities for businesses

Defence secretary warns Russia is ready to attack UK’s energy infrastructure

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has warned Russia could cause “thousands and thousands and thousands of deaths” through attacks on the UK’s energy infrastructure. The MP for South Staffordshire has accused Moscow of spying on Britain’s gas and electricity supplies, which if cut, could create “panic” and “chaos” for millions of people. Mr Williamson referred […]

Power lines and pylons get pretty in £500m project

A £500 million fund aims to help minimise the visual impact of electricity infrastructure on natural scenery. Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has recommended 10 sites to be part of the Visual Impact of Scottish Transmission Assets (VISTA) scheme, administered by regulator Ofgem. The project is part of a UK-wide programme to minimise the visual impact of pre-existing transmission infrastructure, such as […]

EU offers €800m to connect energy infrastructure

The EU is providing €800 million (£674m) of funding for electricity, gas and smart grid infrastructure projects. The finance will help to strengthen Europe’s internal energy market, enhance security of energy supply and provide clean, sustainable energy across the continent. The call for proposals will be open until the 12th of October and comes as […]

Need £150k for your energy project?

Energy companies could take part in a new competition and secure up to £150,000 in funding. Innovate UK is offering a total of £4.25 million for early stage feasibility projects in the energy infrastructure sector. The competition aims to accelerate the speed at which private investors get involved in high-risk, innovative projects in four main areas […]