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An updated ECS Virtual Café Scientifique is currently under development, as part of the EPSRC POLMAT project.

Engineers at Southampton are currently working out how this could work, including the effect of the cables on the environment and how better cables could be manufactured using new materials. This research will underpin the Super Grid and make a green future possible, see more.

The costs of this sort of major international scheme to remove our current dependence on fossil fuels will be considerable. The Stern Report, published in 2007, estimated that stabilising at a CO2 level that is as much as 40% above current levels will equate to an annual expenditure of about 1% of global GDP!