New consortium formed to address energy security and climate crisis

The Resilient Infrastructure + Secure Energy (RISE) Consortium aims to reimagine how energy is used, generated, transported and stored and how efficient, modern and resilient infrastructure can be built

US firm launches battery-swapping to charge EVs in under ten minutes

The technology uses AI-powered robots to replace depleted batteries with fully charged units

ENA appoints new Chair for Open Networks Project

Mr Sotiris Georgiopoulos, Head of Smart Grid Development at UK Power Networks, will oversee the project’s work and progress

Birmingham secures £4.5m to boost active travel

The funding will support new pop-up cycle lanes and walking infrastructure

EV rapid charge-points increase by 37% in 2020

Official figures show nearly 1,288 more EV charging devices were available in the fourth quarter of 2020

Bats bat-tered by wind turbines

Common pipistrelle bats are attracted to spinning turbines and can then get maimed or killed

Planned hydrogen projects lift off in Europe

Planned or announced projects are almost double those currently operating says report

Lower Thames Crossing emissions figures released in Freedom of Information request

Environmentalists claim the proposed tunnel project is at odds with Boris Johnson’s pledge to cut the UK’s emissions by 68% against 1990 levels by 2030

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RIIO-2 price control: Energy Networks Association responds

David Smith, CEO of the ENA said: ‘Achieving net zero emissions requires sustained investment, innovation and a supportive and forward-looking regulatory regime’

Ofgem finalises RIIO-2 price control to direct £40m of funding into electricity network

Approximately £30bn will help establish a ‘stronger, greener and fairer GB energy system’, while more than £10m will be held on standby to pay for future green energy projects