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132 football pitch sized solar farm gets go ahead

132 football pitch sized solar farm gets go ahead: A huge new solar farm to be built in Swindon, South West England has been granted planning permission. To be built in Stanton Fitzwarren, a village Northeast of Swindon, the Corner Copse solar project will span 95 hectares – that’s the equivalent of 132 football pitches.…
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Coal generated 0.19% of electricity in April, May and June

Coal generated 0.19% of electricity in April, May and June: April, May and June saw Britain cover its electricity needs across with as little as 0.19% coal generation in the mix. It has been reported that during this period there was also the longest run without coal for the UK since 1882. GB Grid: Last…
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UK could reach 40°C every 3 years by 2010

UK could reach 40°C every 3 years by 2010: Every three or four years temperatures in Britain could soar to 40°C due to global warming. Thats the finding of a new report by the Met Office, which says the chances of ‘extremely high temperatures’ in parts of the UK are predicted to increase significantly by…
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McDonald drive-ins to offer EV rapid charging

McDonald drive-ins to offer EV rapid charging: Hungry customers who pop into one of McDonald’s drive-in branches, will soon be able to have their electric vehicle (EV) rapidly charged while waiting for their Big Mac. This comes after a collaboration between InstaVolt and the fast-food giant. Both new and existing drive-through restaurants will be included…
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2019-20 greenest ever winter for GB

2019-20 greenest ever winter for GB: Great Britain had the greenest ever winter last winter. The National Grid‘s annual report has come to the conclusion, which highlights the record for electricity generation last winter had the lowest carbon intensity. The annual report, also shows wind generation continued to grow its generation share, increasing from 18%…
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Low carbon vehicles get £73.5m government investment

Low carbon vehicles get £73.5m government investment: £73.5 million governmental investment is heading for the UK automotive sector for advanced technology to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Companies from Newcastle to Newport will research and develop recyclable batteries, low carbon technologies and motors for cars, electric taxis and vans. Businesses set to benefit include BMW Motorsport…
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Nuclear power required to reach net zero target

Nuclear power required to reach net zero target: The UK is unlikely to be able to reach its net zero target without increasing nuclear power. A recent report by the Nuclear Industry Association finds amongst other requirements, which suggests building new nuclear power stations such as Hinkley Point would need a commitment if the 2050…
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EV’s must grow by 11,000% for net zero UK

EV’s must grow by 11,000% for net zero UK: There must be an increase of 11,000% in electric vehicle ownership if UK is to reach net zero. Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) have undertaken research with sustainable energy experts Regen, which forecasts electric vehicle ownership will increase to five million from 44,000 in the…
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First commercial sized electric flight hits UK skies

First commercial sized electric flight hits UK skies: ZeroAvia a Silicon Valley startup has conducted what they claim is the ‘first-ever BATTERY electric-powered flight’ of a commercial-scale aircraft carried out in the UK. Tthe new version of the company’s powertrain flew its first flight from its base at Cranfield Airport in Bedfordshire. The six-seater plane…
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Scottish energy storage project bought by investment fund

Scottish energy storage project bought by investment fund: An agreement to buy a 50MW energy storage project in Fife, Scotland has been announced by Investment fund Gore Street Energy Storage. The fund, which primarily invests in UK located utility-scale energy storage projects, will arrange the construction and manage the energy storage system. The plant brings…
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