National Grid responding to the Prime Minister's announcement that 'We will end UK contribution to climate change by 2050'


12 Jun 2019

Responding to the PM Theresa May that ‘WE WILL END UK CONTRIBUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE BY 2050’, John Pettigrew, CEO of National Grid said:

 “Government has shown today the right leadership in legislating for a 2050 net-zero target. Britain has an opportunity to cement its global leadership in reducing emissions, and to create new economic opportunities as a result. Industry and government must now work together to make the huge progress needed in the decarbonisation of heat and transport, building on the good work which has begun. As the first major economy to legislate for net-zero, we should all now get behind the UK’s bid to host the UN Framework Conference on Climate Change (UNFCC) COP26 conference next year.”

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