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Energy is changing. Meet the people driving this transformation, discover the tech and engineering solutions helping us to deliver a cleaner energy system and explore what the future might look like.

 

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4 ways lockdown life affected UK electricity use

COVID-19 has transformed many aspects of our lives, from where we work to how we rest and play. As restrictions ease, we look back at ways our electricity use changed through the pandemic, how it continues to evolve and what this tells us about the last few months.

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Joining the Race to Zero

On World Environment Day we joined the global Race to Zero campaign, which is encouraging a clean global plan to help us ‘recover better’ from COVID-19.

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Dog by radiator - National Grid's 'The future of heat: Consulting consumers about low-carbon heating' story

The future of heat: Consulting consumers about low-carbon heating

If we’re to meet the UK's goal of net zero by 2050, one of the areas we need to transform is how we heat our homes. Our new research gives consumers a voice about adopting lower emission ways to keep the nation warm.

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Wind turbine in the sea seen from above - for National Grid's multi-purpose interconnector (MPI) story

Next gen interconnectors could create green energy hubs

We’re taking another step forward on the journey to net zero, with a new agreement with TenneT. This sees us collaborating with the Netherlands-based company to develop a fresh vision to link wind farms to the energy systems of both countries.

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National Grid's Smart Meter Business Lead Laura Rainey charging EV for Green Collar Jobs story

Green collar jobs: Laura Rainey – making smart meters matter

Laura Rainey, Smart Meter Business Lead, explains how she ended up in a career in the energy industry, why her role is a green collar job and her delight that leading an eco-friendlier life is becoming the norm.

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Helping to fight hunger with Feeding America

This Hunger Action Month, we're giving $100,000 to Feeding America to help replenish food banks in the communities we work in across three states. This adds to over $2,000,000 of charitable donations that we’ve made in the US since the pandemic began.

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National Grid Ventures' Viking Link construction site in Lincolnshire using hydrogen cells for heat and power

World’s first hydrogen heated construction site

Helping to demonstrate how hydrogen can be the heating fuel of the future, our Viking Link project in Lincolnshire has become the first construction site in the world to use hydrogen cells for all its heat and power.

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Future Thinking: How digital is helping to decarbonise the energy system

Future Thinking: How digital is helping to decarbonise the energy system

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US Lineworker Donald Lopes in front of National Grid bucket truck

Life as a lineworker – our high wire heroes

No matter if temperatures are dipping below freezing or its broiling hot outside, Donald Lopes and his fellow lineworkers arrive at their base at 7am sharp; ready to service the poles to ensure electricity keeps flowing to local homes and businesses.

Energy explained

Ever wondered what net zero means? Want to know how windfarms make energy? Or how electricity and gas gets to you? Here we answer all your energy questions.
 

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