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Labour to outline National Grid ownership plans

Labour is set to outline how it will transfer the UK's National Grid to public ownership.
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Boston Tech Watch: Boston Metal, TaxJar, ClimaCell, & WithMe Health

A bunch of startups started 2019 off on the right foot taking big checks cut by investors that continue the boom from 2018. Read on for more.—Weather forecast company ClimaCell says its high-resolution data is now available in 40 countries, including India. In October, the Boston-based startup raised $45 million, pushing its total venture capital haul to $65 million, and since then, it added another $5 million from GXP Investments, an arm of Kansas power utility Great Plains Energy, and Nationa...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Boston, India, Israel, Trends, Tech, Mit, Bill Gates, Venture Capital, Cambridge, Kansas, National Grid, Worcester, Affectiva, Wells Fargo


Dwyryd estuary pylon removal project moves forward

National Grid announced in 2014 it wanted to bury overhead power cables beneath the estuary.
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Why technology could make climate change better - and worse

To avoid the worst ravages of climate change, the world must transform society and the economy on an  "unprecedented scale", the UN said this week.  A UN report argued that dramatically reducing energy consumption - although essential - is no longer sufficient to bring about the transition needed to prevent global warming. Instead, as former US Vice President Al Gore put it, we must rely on "ingenuity and technology." Projects ranging from quantum computers to carbon capture and storage are bein...
Tags: Google, UK, Science, China, India, US, Earth, Philippines, Un, Oxford University, National Grid, Quantum, Henderson, Al Gore, CCS, Cai


Gas cut off over pressure issue not far from explosion area

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A utility company shut off gas to about 300 customers in Massachusetts after a worker doing routine maintenance inadvertently overpressurized the system.National Grid says the situation Monday afternoon in Woburn... [Author: [email protected]]
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National Grid reaches settlement over rate hikes

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — National Grid has settled for an $82.9 million hike in gas and electric rates for its Rhode Island customers. The Providence Journal reports the three-year plan filed with the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission Wednesday gives the utility about 60 percent of what it originally requested. Residents will see their electric […]
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UK powers on without coal for three days

National Grid says the 72-hour streak is the longest since the 1880s.
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Britain powers on without coal for three days

National Grid says the 72-hour streak is the longest since the 1880s.
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Utility regulators criticize National Grid’s storm response

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State utility regulators say National Grid’s “deficient” response to an October storm delayed power restoration in Rhode Island by 36 hours. Rhode Island’s Division of Public Utilities and Carriers said Monday National Grid didn’t adapt to the changing nature of the storm or acquire additional resources promptly. It’s recommending the utility, […]
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Britain 'four meals away from anarchy' if cyber attack takes out power grid

British cities would be uninhabitable within days and the country is only a few meals from anarchy if the National Grid was taken down in a cyber attack or solar storm, disaster and security experts have warned. Modern life is so reliant on electricity that a prolonged blackout would quickly lead to a loss of water, fuel, banking, transport and communications that would leave the country “in the Stone Age”. The warning comes weeks after the Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, said Russia had be...
Tags: Energy, UK, New York, London, News, Government, Russia, US, America, Britain, Defence, National Grid, Eis, Haringey, Carrington Event, Lord Harris


300 utility crews working in Rhode Island after storm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Utility crews are trying to restore power to some 40,000 customers in Rhode Island still in the dark after the powerful nor’easter that pummeled the region with hurricane-force wind gusts and coastal flooding. National Grid said on Sunday it had 300 line crews working around the clock to fix the damage […]
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Freezing weather costs UK economy £1bn a day

Financial impact of the ‘beast from the east’ and storm Emma worst since Christmas 2010Gridlocked motorways, empty restaurants and idle diggers seen across Britain last week cost the economy at least £1bn a day and could halve GDP growth in the first three months of the year.Analysts said the impact of the “beast from the east” sweeping in from Siberia and the arrival of Storm Emma hitting the south coast was likely to be the most costly weather event since 2010, when freezing temperatures and s...
Tags: Weather, Business, UK, Utilities, Snow, Economics, UK News, Energy industry, Britain, Rail transport, Siberia, Construction industry, National Grid, Emma, Rail industry


UK gas supply warning as cold snap bites

National Grid warns it may not have enough gas to meet overall UK demand on Thursday.
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Gas supply fears as cold snap continues

National Grid warns it may not have enough gas to meet overall UK demand on Thursday.
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Gas supply warning as cold snap bites

National Grid warns it may not have enough gas to meet overall UK demand on Thursday.
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Integrated Gas Energy Technology Institute Launches at Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University and National Grid have launched the country's most comprehensive Institute of Gas Innovation and Technology.
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National Grid works to fix broken gas main in Roslindale

BOSTON (AP) — National Grid is working to repair a broken gas main in Roslindale that caused a fire. The Boston Globe reports the fire began Sunday night and continued burning into Monday. WCVB-TV reports four National Grid workers suffered first and second-degree burns. Officials didn’t shut off the gas Sunday night because it would […]
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UK lacks infrastructure for self-driving electric cars, says Axa

Britain could miss out on autonomous vehicle revolution owing to the shortage of charging bays and National Grid limitationsA shortage of charging points and strain on energy supplies are now the main stumbling blocks to the rise of driverless electric cars, according to the UK boss of insurer Axa.Amanda Blanc said a lack of rapid charging bays and pressure on the National Grid have overtaken questions about accident liability as the biggest barriers to autonomous vehicles entering the transport...
Tags: Google, UK, Technology, Tesla, Britain, Insurance industry, Automotive Industry, Motoring, Self-driving Cars, National Grid, Electric, Hybrid And Low-emission Cars, Axa, Waymo, Axa Amanda Blanc


2017 was the UK's 'greenest year' for energy

The United Kingdom recently marked its greatest year ever for the use of clean energy, breaking 13 national renewable energy records in the process. According to a report by the National Grid, the UK generated more power from renewable sources than fossil fuels for the first time throughout the month of June. Great Britain also achieved its first full 24 hours of electric power without burning coal in April. These and other achievements are the result of years of British investment in and polic...
Tags: Europe, UK, Design, Bbc, Britain, United Kingdom, National Grid, Great Britain, Andrew Crossland, Durham Energy Institute, UK Energy Department, Mark Thompson Flickr


UK Enjoyed 'Greenest Year For Electricity Ever' in 2017

The UK has achieved its greenest year ever in terms of how the nation's electricity is generated, National Grid figures reveal. From a report: The rise of renewable energy helped break 13 clean energy records in 2017. In June, for the first time, wind, nuclear and solar power generated more UK power than gas and coal combined. Britain has halved carbon emissions in the electricity sector since 2012 to provide the fourth cleanest power system in Europe and seventh worldwide. In April, the UK had ...
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National Grid seeks permit to bring Canadian power to US

NORTON, Vt. (AP) — A subsidiary of National Grid is seeking a presidential permit to bring Canadian wind power into the United States at a border crossing between Quebec and Norton, Vermont. The application for the Presidential Permit as part of the Granite State Power Link is the first regulatory step for the project that […]
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Lawmaker wants panel to study National Grid practices

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island lawmaker says he plans to introduce legislation to develop a study commission on the National Grid’s business practices. Rep. Robert Lancia said Friday the commission would request the utility to open up its books. He plans to introduce the bill this upcoming legislative session. The Cranston Democrat noted […]
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Opening of proposed $1B power plant pushed back to 2021

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The developer of a proposed natural gas-fired power plant in Rhode Island is pushing back its opening. Chicago-based Invenergy said in a filing submitted this week to state regulators it’s seeking to start operations at the Burrillville plant in June 2021 instead of sometime in 2020. The filing says National Grid […]
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Rhode Island reviews National Grid’s storm response

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The state has begun its review of National Grid’s response to a recent storm that caused widespread power outages. Rhode Island’s Division of Public Utilities and Carriers said Friday that it scheduled a public hearing and it’s currently accepting public comment for its investigation into the October storm. Democratic Gov. Gina […]
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What’s Halting the Electric Car Revolution?

According to the National Grid’s 2017 Future Energy Scenarios document, 90% of the UK’s vehicles are expected to be powered by electricity by the year 2050. However, there’s doubt over whether this will prove accurate when you take a look at current annual electric vehicle registrations. Just 4.2% of new vehicle registrations have been for electric powered models. So, the question is, why are drivers in the UK, reluctant to invest in the electric car revolution? Why are buyers put off electri...
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Nantucket to be powered by a 48 MWh Tesla Powerpack system

Over 10,000 people live on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts. To deal with electricity demand and replace old diesel generators, National Grid is turning to Tesla. They plan to install a 48 megawatt-hour (MWh) battery energy storage system (BESS) provided by Elon Musk’s company. Two submarine cables currently power the small island, with two six megawatt (MW) diesel generators as backups should a cable fail. But National Grid said the diesel generators are old and have to be replaced. The...
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Fewer than 1,000 still without power in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Fewer than 1,000 homes and businesses are still without electricity in Rhode Island, days after a storm swept through the region, causing widespread power outages. National Grid said Friday afternoon that around 700 customers do not have power after the storm from Sunday and Monday brought rain and high winds. The […]
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Severe Northeast Storm With Hurricane Force Winds Knocks Out Power For 700K

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A severe storm packing hurricane force wind gusts and soaking rain swept through the Northeast early Monday, knocking out power for more than 700,000 and forcing hundreds school closures in northern New England. Some utility companies warned customers that power could be out for a few days. National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Dellicarpini said there were reports of downed trees and power lines around the region and roads that were impassable in spots due to flash fl...
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Severe storm leaves about 700,000 without power in Northeast

HARTFORD, Conn. — A severe storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and soaking rain swept through the Northeast early Monday, knocking out power for more than 700,000 and forcing hundreds of school closures in northern New England. Some utility companies warned customers that power could be out for a few days. National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Dellicarpini said there were reports of downed trees and power lines around the region and roads that were impassable in spots due to flash floo...
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Severe storm leaves about 700 thousand without power in Northeast

HARTFORD, Conn. — A severe storm packing hurricane force wind gusts and soaking rain swept through the Northeast early Monday, knocking out power for more than 700,000 and forcing hundreds school closures in northern New England. Some utility companies warned customers that power could be out for a few days. National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Dellicarpini said there were reports of downed trees and power lines around the region and roads that were impassable in spots due to flash floodin...
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