Wed Apr 1 BST (almost 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Wed Apr 1 12:00am - Wed Apr 1 4:30pm
Climate change is happening: it is critical to focus on how the UK can achieve its legally binding commitment to reach net zero by 2050. To hit net zero, we need both to decarbonise electricity generation and to generate more low carbon electricity to support the electrification of our heating and transport sectors. We need to make big changes to achieve these targets, while ensuring that our lights stay on and without doing damage to our economy. The Committee on Climate Change’s report on net zero, published in May 2019, suggests that achieving net zero will likely mean that demand for electricity will double. This would mean the UK generating four times the current levels of low carbon electricity.
So what does net zero really mean and how are we going to achieve it? At this event, discussions will focus on three key areas: what does net zero mean for electricity demand and what changes can we expect to see, what does net zero mean for electricity generation and the UK’s future energy mix and what does net zero mean for investment in the power sector in the UK and the role net zero will play in driving ESG-lead investment decisions.