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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) Risk of power cuts this winter increased, says national grid

National Grid has warned that reserve electricity supply could fall as low as 4.2%, with conditions worse than a previous assessment in July

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2) Resilience a major oversight in global energy transition

The energy crisis in Europe exposes the complexity of a transition to green energy

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3) 2021 ‘Marks the start’ of rapid growth for energy storage

2021 will see more than 12GW of global capacity installed, and could exceed 30GW by 2030

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4) Long power outages after disasters aren’t inevitable, but require new thinking

Preventing power outages after extreme weather events will require a new approach from utilities

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5) New green rules for firms bidding government contracts

Companies need to commit to achieving net zero by 2050 if they want to bid for contracts worth more than $5 million

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6) Digital twins emerge as ‘ultimate took’ for resilient cities

Digital twins allow city governments to design, plan and manage interconnected infrastructure efficiently and cost-effectively

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