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Welcome to the latest round-up. We have pulled together some of the biggest developments in energy into one, convenient list to help you keep up to date with the ever-moving landscape of the UK’s energy sector.

1) UK Power Networks unveils £4.5 billion investment plan

Networks operator plans major investment push to prepare grid for surge in power demand from heat pumps and electric vehicles.

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2) ‘extraordinary’ solar and battery boom underway in easT of England

A total of 34 new solar generation sites and nine battery storage sites have secured connection contracts with UK Power Networks (UKPN) between January and May in Essex, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

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3) 83% of Brits ‘concerned about climate change’

More than half say their local area is experiencing climate change effect to at least some extent, according to a new BEIS survey.

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4) Renewable sources provided more than a quarter of us electrical generation in april

Electrical generation by renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) set a new record in April 2021 and accounted for 25.7% of total US production.

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5) asset owners urged to prepare for legislated net-zero goals

Asset owners should get started on net-zero targets quickly, as aligning with the Paris Agreement may not be optional forever, according to Robeco climate strategist, Lucian Peppelenbos.

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6) Low carbon manufacturing fastest growing sector in West Midlands

Low-carbon manufacturing and goods are now the West Midlands’ fastest growing sector, latest research has shown, boosting the region’s ambition to lead a new, green industrial revolution.

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