Funding boosts for carbon capture and storage (CCS), electric vehicles (EVs) and nuclear announced, as renewables are once again absent from the UK's Budget. Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered the Budget today (11 March 2020), with pledges for the green economy almost a footnote in the Red Book. CCS is to receive an injection of
Apart from driving a clean transportation revolution over the next three decades, electric vehicles (EVs) could help the power grid’s storage needs as growing shares of renewable energy sources—predominantly solar and wind—are being incorporated into electricity grids. Batteries from EVs could have so much more potential energy storage by 2050 that electric cars could
SSE Energy Services has become the latest supplier to launch an electric vehicle (EV) tariff, allowing drivers to charge for free. The ‘1 Year Fix and Drive’ tariff is, as the name suggests, a one-year fixed tariff that gives EV drivers up to 2,000 kWh of electricity for free per year, provided they charge their
A firm generating electricity from wind farms off the Whitstable and Herne Bay coast will install 12 electric vehicle (EV) charging points across the district after winning a contract from Canterbury City Council.Swedish company Vattenfall, which operates the Kentish Flats and Kentish Flats Extension wind farms, agreed a deal with the council in December.Working with
Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology could provide 38GW of flexible capacity to the grid by 2030 according to Octopus Energy, which is calling for drivers to sign up to the Powerloop V2G consortium launched earlier this week.Having been awarded over £3 million by Innovate UK from a government funded competition in January, Powerloop brings together Octopus Electric
Rapid electric vehicle chargers have been added to a solar and storage hub in Dundee to utilise the clean electricity generation and batteries to charge the city’s fleet of electric vehicles.
London mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a new taskforce to expand the capital’s electric vehicle infrastructure just one week after a London Assembly committee called on him to do more to boost the number of chargers on London’s streets.Khan has directed the taskforce members, which include business groups, government, London Councils and the regulator Ofgem,
My experience on Day 1 with a PowerBanx home battery showed that it’s perfectly possible to run a house with using any grid electricity, i.e. for free. However, my experiences on Day 2 and Day 3 showed that it was quite hard to also charge an electric car for free