Clean hydrogen accelerator receives UK government backing

The Carbon Trust is announcing its new clean hydrogen accelerator, which aims to help secure the UK’s energy supply and support climate targets. The project will join up industry players, backed by BEIS, the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The Clean Hydrogen Innovation Programme (CHIP) aims to speed up the deployment of clean hydrogen, by reducing the end-to-end cost through technical innovation so that it becomes cost competitive with conventional alternatives. Clean hydrogen is defined as hydrogen that is produced with a low level of greenhouse…

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The Carbon Trust and leading tech companies team up to tackle climate impact of connected devices

Global climate consultancy, the Carbon Trust, and leading technology companies – Amazon, Meta, Microsoft, Samsung and Sky – are joining forces to tackle internet-connected device emissions. The group has formed a secretariat, led by the Carbon Trust, to develop the industry’s first specification for measuring, accounting for and decarbonising the emissions associated with connected devices while being used by customers.  Globally, connected devices, which include any device that can connect to another or a network via the internet, have an annual electricity consumption similar to that of France1. This includes…

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Global offshore wind industry to increase voltage

The offshore wind industry is increasing array voltage from 66kV to 132kV, to enable larger turbines, reduce cost and ultimately help meet global climate demands.  This increase in array voltage will:  Enable more efficient power collection for future wind farms globally  Reduce the length of cables in the offshore wind farm   Less cable will lower costs and environmental footprints  Facilitate the next generation of offshore wind turbines.  The industry’s last voltage shift began in 2010, when the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) – Carbon Trust’s flagship research, development and deployment…

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New offshore wind research to help reach Net Zero energy goals

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), a collaboration between nine offshore wind developers, is launching 16 new research and development (R&D) projects this year. These span five key areas of logistics and operations and maintenance, cables, electrical systems, foundations, yield and performance.  As a range of countries plan to accelerate their Net Zero or low carbon energy transitions, offshore wind will play a key role. This month the UK Government released its new Energy Security Strategy which aims to boost low carbon energy generation from 60% of electricity production…

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Carbon Trust to take core role in new initiative to accelerate the transition away from coal power to clean energy

The Coal Asset Transition Accelerator (CATA) was officially announced at COP26 in Glasgow by Laurence Tubiana, CEO and President of the European Climate Foundation (ECF). CATA is a first-of-its-kind platform focused on leveraging finance to accelerate the coal transition globally. CATA will empower key local stakeholders – governments, utilities, coal asset owners, financiers, and civil society organisations – with cutting-edge analyses, leading expertise, and a suite of tools and resources to transition from coal to clean energy.  The Carbon Trust will partner with Climate Smart Ventures (CSV), the RMI (formerly…

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