As an electricity network operator, we are at the heart of enabling Net Zero because of our crucial role both connecting renewable energy and facilitating the uptake of new low carbon technology. More and more major industries are switching from fossil fuels to electricity. We’re actively working with industry and policymakers to facilitate the change. We’re also focused on Net Zero because our 20 million customers in London, the South East and East of England rightly expect us to lead the way in reaching a greener future for all.
In July 2019, the UK became the world’s first major economy to make a legal commitment to reaching ‘Net Zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The goal aims for the amount of carbon we emit to be reduced to almost zero. Any remaining emissions will be offset by removing carbon from the atmosphere. To reach the target, the UK needs to quickly ‘decarbonise’ lots of parts of everyday life including transport, heating, electricity generation, manufacturing, heavy industries and agriculture. It is a significant challenge but we’re determined to lead the way in our industry.