It’s Valentine’s Day, which means some of you will be receiving plenty of heart-shaped boxes of chocolates and roses, while others will be going out of their way to avoid the commercial hype and thinking about a quiet night home in your pyjamas.
Either way, you’ll need a warm and toasty home to snuggle up in, whether that’s with a takeout or your beloved. Or, a lift to the local taverna.
Luckily, we keep the lights on and the energy flowing into homes on both sides of the Atlantic, so there’s a very good chance we’ll all be able to cook a three-course meal tonight without having to resort to candlelight.
Make carbonara in safety
National Grid’s gas network is safe and secure, ensuring you get a good supply of gas to your home when you most need it. This, tonight, could be just as you start to cook up your legendary carbonara. Our network comprises approximately 7,660 kilometres (4,760 miles) of high-pressure pipes and 618 above-ground installations, so you’ll never need to panic about not being able to show off your cooking skills again.
Impress with your EV
We all remember the movies, when a hunky James Dean lookalike pulls up roguishly in a red Corvette, top down, honking to pick up a girl wearing a 50’s dress on the way to the movies. In today’s environmentally aware climate, pulling up outside in your electric vehicle will give off all the right vibes. Arrive in style, having recently done some sneaky, off-peak charging, sustainable cocoa chocolates in hand and a bottle of natural wine, and we’ve done it again – National Grid has helped you win Valentine’s Day thanks to our commitment to new charging stations.
Cosy homes are going greener
Being eco-friendly is a hot topic, especially when you’re dating. You want your future partner to know you care about the planet, but maybe you have a natural gas boiler. After all, more than 80 percent of the UK’s homes are fuelled by natural gas boilers. This could cause tension if you’re trying to convince your beloved you’re an eco-warrior. But, because heating systems are responsible for almost 20 percent of UK carbon emissions, and we have a national target of reaching net zero by 2050, you know we need a greener approach. Luckily, you’ll be able to keep warm in a greener way soon enough, as the government is making sure new builds start incorporating energy-saving heat pumps.
Another solution is to use our current infrastructure and boilers, but switch to having them run via a lower carbon fuel. Hydrogen is believed by many experts to best fit the bill here as, when it’s burnt, it only produces water with no carbon dioxide. Romance is back on!
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