Energy UK has today published a new paper on energy and the economic recovery, urging the Government to harness the potential of clean energy to deliver benefits for jobs, the economy and the environment.
The paper ‘Powering the Nation: How clean energy can support the economic recovery‘ highlights the economic contribution of the sector – which supports one in 46 jobs across the UK, and invests over £13bn per annum in delivering clean electricity – as well as the potential from a sustainable and resilient decarbonised economy.
Sam Hollister, Energy UK’s Director of Economic and Corporate Services, said:
“There is an overwhelming imperative for basing our recovery from this pandemic around the net-zero target, decarbonising our economy and creating a cleaner, resilient and more sustainable future out of the shock of this enforced interruption to our daily lives.
“The energy sector will be central to powering that recovery so we will be working over the coming months to bring forward ways that support the economic recovery through clean energy.”
The paper has been published on the same day as Energy UK hosts a webinar to discuss energy’s role in the economic recovery with Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change; Juliet Davenport, Founder and CEO of Good Energy; Janine Freeman, Director of Strategy at PwC; and Kaa Holmes, Communications Director at EDF Energy.
Notes to Editors
- To join the webinar, register here.
- Read the full paper ‘Powering the nation: how clean energy can drive economic recovery and growth‘
- Energy UK is the trade association for the GB energy industry, with a membership of over 100 suppliers, generators and stakeholders with a business interest in the production and supply of electricity and gas for domestic and business consumers. Our membership covers over 90% of both UK power generation and the energy supply market for UK homes. We represent the diverse nature of the UK’s energy industry – from established FTSE 100 companies right through to new, growing suppliers and generators, which now make up over half of our membership.