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National Grid is working in partnership to drive energy innovation, for example by teaming up with the city of New York to build a gas processing facility that will convert excess methane from the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant into enough utility-grade natural gas to heat 2,500 homes, while also reducing CO2 emissions.

Renewable gas launch

National Grid, in partnership with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, announced the launch of the Newtown Creek Renewable Gas Demonstration project in Brooklyn, NY. As part of National Grid’s commitment to sustainable energy solutions, Newtown Creek is the first project in the United States that directly injects renewable gas into a local

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Mark Vernon

Leaving it too late?

“Getting into engineering was a bit easier for me. My father had his own engineering business so I was always aware that it wasn’t just a blue-collar job. After studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering at university, I started a graduate placement in a large engineering firm, but didn’t get much support while I was there.

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New England’s first Sustainability Hub

New England's first Sustainability Hub

National Grid opened New England’s first-of-its kind Sustainability Hub last month. Located at 912 Main Street in Worcester, Massachusetts, the Sustainability Hub is now providing hands-on education about energy efficiency and emerging energy technologies for National Grid’s customers and the community at large. The 2,200 square-foot interactive space was donated by ClarkUniversity and is an

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Next Step Living

In step for tomorrow

In simple terms, Next Step LivingTM is a one-stop resource for homeowners who want to be energy-efficient. We offer in-home consultations, insulation, efficient heating systems, solar, and windows, along with guidance about incentives and rebates. In just three years we’ve helped over 40,000 homeowners take action.   In 2012 alone, our services reduced the carbon footprint

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Dame Ellen MacArthur

Positive partners

As one strand of this commitment, we launched a supplier design competition in 2012 giving the entire supply chain an opportunity to develop practical ideas based on the principles of the Circular Economy, where assets and materials are designed to be recycled and re-used at the end of their service life.   The results are

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