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Leaked DEFRA report says net zero goal may increase air pollution

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Leaked DEFRA report says net zero goal may increase air pollution

A leaked report from DEFRA warns that a move to burning hydrogen to heat UK homes risks increasing nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollution in towns and cities.

Germany to switch on more coal-fired power despite 2038 exit

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Germany to switch on more coal-fired power despite 2038 exit

Climate activists in Germany are calling on power plant operator Uniper to abandon plans to add a new coal-fired power station to the German grid in July - a move that comes despite a political agreement finalised this week to phase out all coal and lignite generation by 2038.

ENW buys electric diggers to dig the road to zero carbon

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ENW buys electric diggers to dig the road to zero carbon

Electricity North West is turning its streetworks operations a darker shade of green by purchasing two innovative JCB electric mini diggers, following a successful trial period.

Powervault tie-up drives Kaluza network expansion

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Powervault tie-up drives Kaluza network expansion

Kaluza, the technology platform for smart energy devices launched by green power supplier OVO Group, has launched a new tie-up with Powervault, the UK based storage battery supplier.

Setting carbon standards key to achieving ‘net zero’ economy

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Setting carbon standards key to achieving ‘net zero’ economy

Setting carbon standards for energy could unleash the innovation needed to achieve a 'net zero' economy, according to a new study by the Energy Systems Catapult.

Decarbonisation driving change at ENW

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Decarbonisation driving change at ENW

Electricity North West is putting decarbonisation at the heart of its plans. Alec Peachey spoke to chief executive Peter Emery about a number of subjects including the company's drive to reduce carbon emissions, regulation, infrastructure - and how they're performing against the backdrop of a strategic review that could lead to a sale of the business.

Changing fast and slow

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Changing fast and slow

The Association of Decentralised Energy (ADE) deputy director (incoming) Dr Joanne Wade talks about the progress that's been made to reduce carbon emissions since the introduction of the Climate Change Act in November 2008.

Danish and Scottish governments sign heat MoU

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Danish and Scottish governments sign heat MoU

The Danish and Scottish governments have signed a renewed memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on low carbon heat, district heat systems and energy efficiency in buildings.

National Grid launches energy forecasting tool

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National Grid launches energy forecasting tool

National Grid has launched a new tool that forecasts the carbon intensity of electricity generation and is able to provide a 48-hour forecast of carbon emissions region-by-region.