Rewiring Britain for a Net-Zero future

“Thirty years from 2050 and with COP26 this year, it is encouraging to see Government, industry, and, now, the energy regulator, standing united in driving efforts to decarbonise at pace and build on the UK’s leading position. The true test will be, however, in the delivery. We need a market that accelerates renewable energy deployment, gets spades in the ground on carbon capture and storage, and creates a financeable framework for energy networks to invest strategically and fully unlock the potential of low-carbon transport and heat. 

This action plan is a positive start and Ofgem should now be empowered to do more by having net zero built into its core remit, so that its intentions aren’t limited by its statute. I look forward to Government providing this clarity in its forthcoming White Paper.”

About the author

Alistair Phillips-Davies Chief Executive

Alistair became Chief Executive of SSE on 1 July 2013. He has a degree in Natural Sciences and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He has worked in the energy industry since 1997, when he joined Southern Electric. He was appointed to the Board of SSE as Energy Supply Director in 2002 and was appointed Deputy Chief Executive in 2012. As Chief Executive, he leads the Executive Committee and the rest of the SSE team in the day-to-day running and operations of SSE and is responsible for implementing the strategy and policy set by the Board.

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