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Net zero worth £70 bn to UK economy

Net zero worth £70 bn to UK economy

The net zero economy is worth £71 billion to the UK economy, a report has found. It is also stronger outside London, particularly in 20 hot spots where net zero makes up a larger than average proportion of the local economy. The net zero hotspots identified in the report, commissioned by the Energy and Climate […]

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First flight for world’s largest hydrogen-electric aircraft

First flight for world’s largest hydrogen-electric aircraft

The largest aircraft in the world to be powered by a hydrogen-electric engine has successfully made its first flight. A 19-seat Dornier 228 testbed aircraft, retrofitted with a full-size prototype hydrogen-electric powertrain on the left wing of the aircraft, took its maiden flight from a research facility at Cotswold Airport in Gloucestershire last week. The […]

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Net zero at risk if government fails to ensure access to global supply chains

Net zero at risk if government fails to ensure access to global supply chains

The government needs to do more to ensure access to global supply chains, or risk derailing efforts to reach net zero, a senior consultant at Alfa Energy has said in the wake of the publication of the Chris Skidmore’s Net Zero Review.

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Wind second only to gas in 2022’s UK power mix

Wind second only to gas in 2022’s UK power mix

Wind turbines made the second largest contribution to the grid after gas in 2022, reaching 26.8%, almost double that of nuclear at 15.5%, according to figures from the National Grid ESO.

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