Responding to the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) letter to the Prime Minister on rebuilding the economy, Energy UK’s interim chief executive, Audrey Gallacher said:
“The pandemic means that before too long we will face the challenge of kick-starting an economic recovery as well as meeting Net Zero. So, as the CCC letter makes clear, there’s a compelling case for focusing our recovery efforts around creating a zero carbon economy which will create numerous opportunities for jobs, investment and other economic benefits – in addition to the clear environmental ones.
“The energy sector has led the way in reducing the country’s carbon emissions to levels that – even before the pandemic – were last seen in the 1890s. It will be ready to play an integral part as we further expand low carbon sources of power, develop further alternatives to fossil fuels like hydrogen, make our homes and businesses energy efficient and decarbonise heating and transport.”