We get more of our electricity from renewable sources than ever before.

It’s cost-effective, clean energy and central to our drive to net zero but to make the most of the power generated from wind and sun, we need to be smarter about how and when we use our energy. 

If it's a very windy or sunny day, lots of clean electricity might be produced, but if there's no demand for it, it can go to waste.   

In this section of net zero explained we look at innovations such as battery storage and carbon capture – and why they’re important in helping us get to a greener future.  

If you want to know more about how renewables are critical in taking us to our zero carbon future, you’re in the right place. 

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Why are renewables vital to achieving net zero?

We know that Great Britain is aiming to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. But how can renewable energy sources help us get there?   

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What is carbon capture?

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a range of technologies that hold the promise of trapping around 90% of the carbon dioxide emissions from power stations and industrial sites.