Tube stations are to be powered by low and zero carbon energy generators under a pioneering eco-scheme. Mayor Sadiq Khan expects to grant a “licence lite” within months after energy regulator Ofgem gave him the green light to press ahead with advertising the new type of junior electricity supply deal. City Hall is now looking to purchase “clean” energy from a generator panel including five London boroughs, social housing provider Peabody and energy companies Scottish & Southern Energy and Vital Energy. It would then be used to power escalators and ventilation systems in Tube stations, as well as offices and other facilities.
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Washington DC will get half of its electricity from renewable sources by 2032, officials announced Monday. The new, 50 percent renewable portfolio standard will require the District’s utilities to increase electricity from sources such as wind and solar from the current goal of 20 percent by 2020 to 50 percent by 2032, getting at least 5 percent from solar. In addition, under a jobs and installation program, more than 100,000 low-income D.C. households will be outfitted with solar over the next 16 years.
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