Journey to net zero

Discover how we're changing the way we work to make a net zero future a reality for everyone. 


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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Building a clean energy connection with Denmark begins

Work has begun on our latest interconnector, Viking Link, which will allow the exchange of electricity between Denmark and the UK. This 765km long undersea cable will further boost the amount of renewable energy in the UK – another significant step in our journey to net zero.

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8 ways National Grid is tackling climate change in the UK

We’ve been recognised as one of Britain’s most climate change-focused large companies, but what specifically are we doing to help the UK towards its all-important net zero target?

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Driving toward a cleaner energy future

With nearly 3,000 cars and vans, switching to low emissions vehicles is part of our commitment to reaching net zero by 2050. Here Fleet Manager Lorna McAtear explains how we’re stepping this journey up a gear and aiming for a fully clean-fuel fleet for 2030.

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Working towards a greener future

National Grid’s Ventures business is continuing its work, on both sides of the Atlantic, to accelerate our clean energy future. Catch up on some of the latest news from their US wind and solar projects here.

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Exploring ways to create the world’s first zero carbon gas network

Gas Goes Green aims to speed up the switch from methane to hydrogen – key if we’re to reach UK net zero by 2050.


ESO: Surplus wind power could heat Scottish homes

A new multi-partner project led by National Grid Electricity System Operator and Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks is exploring the potential to use electric heat demand in off-gas areas of Scotland to soak up surplus wind generation, rather than reduce wind farms’ output.

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5 Myths about electric vehicles busted

New petrol and diesel cars will no longer be sold in the UK from 2035, so before long, far more of us are going to be behind the wheel of electric vehicles (EVs).

What is net zero?

Watch this video to find out about net zero and how it's helping to tackle climate change and give us all a cleaner, greener future.

Passionate about climate change?

In this video, you can meet some of our young, female engineers who are helping to tackle climate change.


The power of connecting

Discover in this video how we are linking with our neighbours in Norway to share green energy via huge undersea cables called interconnectors.

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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