Category: Infrastructure

National Grid taps shareholders to help fund £60bn low-carbon energy switch

Infrastructure firm raises £6.8bn to connect homes to renewable energy sources across US and UKNational Grid has tapped shareholders for nearly £7bn to fund a £60bn spending spree to upgrade its networks to cope with the switch to low-carbon energy on …

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Forget nuclear: would Peter Dutton oppose a plan to cut bills and address the climate crisis? | Adam Morton

We should focus on rooftop solar – Australians love itA missing element from much of the debate about whether Australia should embrace nuclear power is that – unless the Labor rank-and-file have an extraordinary change of heart – the issue is already d…

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UK should invest in green economy instead of tax giveaways, Lstudy shows

Economists say funding energy infrastructure, transport, tech and the environment will aid prosperityThe UK should invest £26bn a year in a low-carbon economy to revive prosperity instead of planning tax giveaways that will only lead to further stagnat…

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Zero onshore wind plans submitted in England since de facto ban was ‘lifted’

Exclusive: Developers still unwilling to put forward schemes despite change to planning rules in SeptemberNo new plans for onshore wind have been accepted in England since the government claimed it had “lifted” the de facto ban, new analysis reveals.Re…

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UK installed a record 16,000 public electric car chargers in 2023

Annual increase of 43% takes total number above 53,000, of which more than 4,600 are ‘ultra-rapid’The UK installed a record number of public electric car chargers in 2023 as the size of network of ultra-rapid chargers for longer journeys doubled.Almost…

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Australian super fund puts billions into backing Britain’s energy transition

Business and environmental groups urge Labor to supercharge incentives to lure capital The behemoth Australian fund IFM Investors will sink £10bn (A$19bn) into infrastructure and energy transition projects in Britain by 2027 as part of a new memorandum…

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Australian super fund puts billions into backing Britain’s energy transition

Business and environmental groups urge Labor to supercharge incentives to lure capitalFollow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastThe behemoth Australian fund IFM Invest…

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UK infrastructure needs much more investment, say government advisers

National Infrastructure Commission says public transport, home heating and water networks all in need of renewalThe £30bn question: will Tories embrace NIC report or stick with rhetoric?The UK’s infrastructure needs a big cash injection, with public tr…

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