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Simon Tarr and Ben Thompson reveal the true state of UK’s electrical grid infrastructure. Credit: Place North West and Pegasus Group

COP26 | How Britain’s ageing infrastructure could defeat its green ambitions

Julia Hatmaker

The UK’s electrical grid infrastructure is in dire need of an upgrade if the country is going to meet its renewable energy goals by 2035, says Pegasus Group in the latest Place North West podcast episode.

Building more wind and solar farms can only go so far when it comes to transforming the nation’s energy system. Without the proper infrastructure in place, we cannot truly maximise the potential of clean energy. So how bad is the issue?

We recruited experts from Pegasus Group, senior director Simon Tarr and senior acquisition surveyor Ben Thompson, to find out.

Pegasus Group is a leading development consultancy specialising in planning, design, environment, economics, heritage, transport & infrastructure, and property. The company has considerable experience across the energy sector including solar, on and offshore wind, bio-energy, tidal power, energy from waste, anaerobic digestion and hydropower.

Listen to the podcast at the top of this article to hear Tarr and Thompson talk about the grid dilemma – and how it is fast becoming an issue we can no longer avoid solving.

This episode is part of Place North West’s COP26 podcast series, which looks at sustainability solutions within the property industry ahead of the UN Climate Change conference in Glasgow this November.

In each episode, guests will share actionable insights and essential evidence-based advice drawing on lessons learned from their work moving towards net zero carbon. Listen to more of our COP26 podcasts.

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To find out more about Pegasus Group, visit pegasusgroup.co.uk.

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