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Posted on November 12, 2021

COP26

As COP26 draws to a close, it’s a great opportunity to discuss the changes that are happening within our industry that are helping to reduce the use of fossil fuels. There have been developments in the use of wind turbines as well as EV charging within the UK.   

 

Wind Energy

Six countries are now producing more than 20% of their electricity demand via wind energy. The UK, Germany and Spain are close to achieving 20% of electricity demand.  

Wind turbines are now currently put into operation in 90 countries, creating about 7% of global electricity. 

Areas like solar and wind are now less expensive than fossil fuels. Therefore, there is no explanation if the growth was to slow down!  

 

EV Charging

The UK’s largest free retail electric car charging network has just hit 500,000 charges. Tesco, in partnership with Volkswagen and Pod Point, is installing free charging points at 600 supermarkets around the UK as part of their commitment to improving electric car charging infrastructure. 

 

 

The announcement by Transport Secretary and EV owner Grant Shapps, said: “As we accelerate towards a cleaner and greener transport future, it’s great to see one of Britain’s most iconic household names leading the way with electric vehicle charge points.” 

“As part of this, we want to encourage our customers to play their part with the rollout of free-to-use EV chargers to 600 of our stores. Providing customers with charging points offers them a sustainable choice and giving them the opportunity to charge their car for free while they shop is a little help to make this easier.”

 

It’s fantastic to be part of an industry which is committed to a ‘greener’ future! 

Will be interesting to see the progress of wind energy over the next few years and whether this will be something that all of us will be seeing more of!  Maybe this type of energy will take off and become the UK’s main source of electricity? 

As we know there definitely needs to be an improvement in the number of electrical charging points within the UK. But hopefully with big retailers, such as Tesco, helping to start the progress it will continue to expand.  


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