The UK is not keeping pace with the impact of climate change, with the risk of climate-related failure of the power system growing.
The UK has now set in law the Climate Change Committee’s recommendation of a 78% emissions reduction by 2035.
The Welsh government has set out its legal commitment to achieve net zero by the middle of the century, as well as stating it will push to “get there sooner”.
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has called on generators to “signpost” their interest in providing 250MWs of flexibility to the energy system.
The CCC's landmark report has been broadly welcomed by the energy sector, who told Current± they commended the ambition but more concrete guidance is still needed for the sector.
The Climate Change Committee (CCC) has laid out a route to a fully decarbonised UK, it what it is calling a world first.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has committed to cutting the UK’s emissions by at least 68% by 2030.
A UK reduction in territorial emissions of at least 68% as part of its nationally determined contribution (NDC) has been recommended by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).
The government has committed to releasing a Net Zero Strategy for the UK ahead of the COP26 summit in 2021.