Driving A Transport Revolution
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This time on The Clean Energy Revolution from National Grid, Helen Skelton is looking at how transport is changing on the journey to net zero.

Many of us who rely on cars and vans day-to-day are getting ready for an electric future, but what about the impact of aviation and shipping on the UK’s carbon footprint?

Whilst electrifying vehicles may be one clever option, there are loads of brilliant ideas and innovations happening to help get carbon emissions out of the transport sector for good.

Helen’s finding out about a few of the options on the table, and busting some myths along the way!

Across the UK, millions of people are living in areas where air quality is poor and the impact on health and life expectancy is impacted badly. Andrea Lee from Client Earth talks to Helen about why we urgently we need to clean up air pollution from fossil-fuel-burning vehicles.

Helen puts National Grid’s Graeme Cooper in the hotseat to answer common questions about electric vehicles. Feel free to arm yourself with these facts to look like the smartest person at the pub quiz tonight.

Julia Gold works for National Grid in the United States and she joins Helen to discuss rolling out green tech across the Northeast States (and taking everyone in society along for the ride).

Ever heard of air taxis, or wondered when we’ll be flying electric? We’ll hear from Rolls Royce’s Mattheu Parr on the next big shake up in the skies. Plus hear about their world-record-breaking attempt on board the Spirit of Innovation electric aircraft this Summer.

Plus, if you’re curious about why ports could offer some of the biggest, smartest solutions in green energy yet, listen to what Maritime UK’s Ben Murray and Mark Simmonds from British Ports have to say about decarbonising the maritime sector – and everything it’s connected to!

Find out more:

https://www.nationalgrid.com/stories/journey-to-net-zero-stories/future-transport-driving-change-next-10-years

https://www.nationalgrid.com/group/documents/142791-decabonisation-transport-supplemental-pack

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-ten-point-plan-for-a-green-industrial-revolution/title

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