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Energy

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Getting Gas

Explore the journey of natural gas from deep underground to our homes, buildings and manufacturers.

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Sharing Gas

Sharing gas with other countries gives us more security in our energy supply.

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Gas Grid

Find out how gas is shared across the UK and Europe through a network of high pressure pipes.

Bye, Bye Coal

As the amount of coal the UK uses in its energy mix decreases, we thought we would look back at the rise and fall of coal…

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Future Grid

A continent-wide super grid could help to balance the electricity network and allow a huge expansion of generation from renewable sources.

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Hydrogen Hopes

Hydrogen is an extremely valuable material and a big hope for future low carbon energy needs.

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Coal Or Biomass?

As coal power stations around the UK close their doors, some are trying out a new technique; mixing coal with biomass.

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Electric Everything!

Electricity plays a small - but important - part in our energy use. What if we used electricity more? What if we used electricity to power everything?

Fracking - Good or Bad?

Fracking: Yes or No?

What is fracking? How does it work? We set out the case for and against and ask, how do you feel about it?

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