Net Zero possible in 13 years, says National Grid
The electricity network operator National Grid has issued a report suggesting the UK could meet its Net Zero 2050 carbon emissions target as early as 2033, through the use of carbon capture technology and more renewable energy.
The report also sets out National Grid’s vision for an “emissions negative” grid which would include 30 million electric vehicles, 8 million heat pumps in homes.
Speaking to the Guardian, Mark Herring, head of strategy at National Grid ESO, said, “Across all scenarios, we see growth in renewable energy generation, including significant expansion in installed offshore wind capacity. There is widespread uptake in domestic electric vehicles, and growth and investment in hydrogen and carbon capture technologies too.”