With President Biden bidding for a net zero economy by 2050, there is a growing awareness and demand for high-voltage transmission systems to be substantially expanded. Not only will this build resilience in the grid, but it will also allow regions without the natural resources to produce renewable energy on their doorstep to benefit, too. Avangrid’s New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) is a pioneering transborder project to build a 233km transmission line along land owned by Central Maine Power that will deliver 1,200MW of clean hydropower energy from Quebec, Canada, to a grid in Lewiston, Maine, in the US.
Flaring, the controlled burning of unwanted natural gas during oil and gas recovery, is both wasteful and damaging to the environment. Moves are being made to curb the procedure, but how effective will they be?
30 years after Europe’s first offshore wind farm, the US is building its first industrial-scale offshore wind farm, 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, which will be home to the world’s most powerful wind turbines
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