IFA2 interconnector pays off carbon cost in less than a year

National Grid’s IFA2 interconnector has saved 300,000 tonnes of carbon in its first year, paying off the carbon cost of building it, the network operator has revealed. The 120 mile long 1GW electricity cable, which connects Lee-on-Solent near Portsmouth and Caen in northwest France, was commissioned in January last year. The carbon savings came by importing nuclear energy from France. 

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