Electric Vehicles

Find out the latest statistics, developments and arguments around a key plank of the drive towards net-zero emissions.
Coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the jobs market, particularly in regions already down on their luck. Jess Railston an analyst at the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit explains how action on zero carbon can level the country up.
Opinion
The national talk around regional growth has so far focused mainly on the transport sector, but Northern Powerhouse Partnership’s Henri Murison knows the role of energy and water companies will be just as critical for economic rebalancing and capability, as Suzanne Heneghan reports.
Analysis
Network operators need to make big changes to transition to ‘DSOs’ if we are to meet decarbonisation targets. But how much progress are they actually making? In the latest of our Utility of the Future series, Elaine Knutt investigates.
Analysis
Utility Week magazine editor Suzanne Heneghan looks at what's in the in-tray for Ofgem's new chief executive and how his decarbonisation plan may be a signal of intent.
Comment
The second iteration of Utility Week’s Accelerate event asked how the UK can put the electric pedal to the metal to rapidly decarbonise transport while avoiding unintended consequences for the market and consumers.
Analysis
For the next instalment of our Regulation pillar, we asked our Utility of the Future Advisory Board how they would recast the regulatory framework to help achieve net zero and ensure a good deal for consumers in the energy retail sector of the future.
Analysis
As plans are revealed to offer special perks and green number plates to electric vehicle drivers, Utility Week’s Jane Gray argues why the government must move beyond headline-grabbing gimmicks and start laying the foundations for the coming revolution in transport.
Comment
How can the sector promote trust, fairness and legitimacy at the same time as tackling the urgent transformations linked to the net-zero journey and technological advances? A panel including Ofwat’s Jonson Cox, Lord Deben, Northern Powergrid CEO Phil Jones and Michael Lewis of Eon, gave their view as part of the New Deal for Utilities debate
Market insight
The UK’s energy system arrives late to the data revolution, but thanks to new government-backed data strategies, industry initiatives and cutting edge technologies like digital twins and machine learning, it is paving the way for a brighter digital future. Stephen Cousins kicks off our Flex data special.
Analysis
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