Category: National Grid

Come 5 July, an almighty fight looms. Keir Starmer, take on the countryside at your peril | Simon Jenkins

Britain’s landscape is under threat from developers and rapacious corporations. But I have a solution – if the next PM will listenWhat do Britons most love about Britain? At the last count it was still the NHS. After that it was not the royal family, t…

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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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Subsea project to bring renewable power from Scotland to England awarded £1.8bn

Eastern Green Link 1 has been designed to carry enough clean electricity to power 2m UK householdsOne of Britain’s biggest power grid projects has awarded contracts worth £1.8bn for a 190km subsea electricity superhighway to bring renewable power from …

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Labour vows to ‘rewire Britain’ as pylon plans spark row in Tory party

Opposition vows to tackle rural connection delays to the grid while Conservatives call for offshore network to preserve landscapesLabour is promising to “rewire Britain”, making its case to the UK’s rural communities that it will connect farmers and bu…

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Labour vows to ‘rewire Britain’ as pylon plans spark row in Tory party

Opposition vows to tackle rural connection delays to the grid while Conservatives call for offshore network to preserve landscapesLabour is promising to “rewire Britain”, making its case to the UK’s rural communities that it will connect farmers and bu…

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England ‘4,700 years from building enough onshore windfarms’

Thinktank says effective ban on planning permissions means country is way behind on much-needed renewable energyIt would take almost 4,700 years for England to build enough onshore windfarms to help meet the UK’s clean energy needs unless the governmen…

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