Confused about carbon? Need knowledge on net zero? Interested in EVs? You’ve come to the right place.
At National Grid ESO we’re at the heart of the transition to a zero carbon electricity system – in fact, we’re on track to run the grid on zero carbon electricity by 2025.
But what is zero carbon and how is it different from net zero? And how are renewables like wind and solar key to taking us to a greener future?
If you want to learn more about EVs - and how things like smart charging and vehicle to grid technology can help us to get to net zero - check out our net zero explainers.
We hear a lot about net zero and zero carbon but what are they exactly and what’s the difference between the two?
We now get more of our electricity from renewable sources than ever before, which is great news for the environment as it helps us to cut down on our carbon emissions.
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?
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.
If you haven’t thought about EVs yet, you soon will. We predict there’ll be up to 37.4 million of them on the road by 2050.
What are we doing to deliver a zero carbon electricity grid?
National Grid ESO is preparing Great Britain’s electricity system to be able to run purely on zero carbon electricity by 2025 while continuing each day to reliably and safely move electricity across Great Britain second by second. Find out what we're doing to enable the Grid to run with zero carbon emissions by 2025 in this short video.
Not sure of the difference between kilowatts and megawatts? Figuring out how much electricity we use and what which items are the most power-hungry is no easy task. Let alone understand where electricity comes from, how we move it around Great Britain and the complex task of balancing the grid. We make it all easy to understand, in Electricity explained.