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UK Energy industry commits to net zero target

UK energy sector trade bodies have come together to present a united voice to Government and build back greener ahead of COP26.

The commitment signed by leading UK trade associations, is representative of a powerful voice coming from the energy industry.

A statement from BEAMA said: 'This is the time to mobilise action and delivery. As an industry we face huge challenges in meeting net zero, but we are committed to working with Government to ensure these barriers can be overcome.

'The UK is already leading the way in areas of technology, innovation and R&D. The opportunity for scaling up low carbon industries in the UK is huge, and if delivered effectively will provide jobs and economic growth for regions across the country.

'At BEAMA we are working directly with our community of members across the energy sector supply chain to address market deployment for the range of technologies needed, including zero carbon heating and storage products and hardware for our electricity grid. We are looking forward to the much-anticipated Heat and Buildings strategy from BEIS, and hope that this will provide greater certainty and momentum for all sectors of the heating industry.

'We are also supporting companies in the delivery of their business commitments to net zero as part of the global mobilised efforts under the UN Race to Zero campaign.

Dr Howard Porter, BEAMA chief executive stated: 'This is a time for action. We have the tools we need to decarbonise and the technologies available on the market today should now be deployed at scale to deliver on the UK’s 2030 targets. Net zero represents unparalleled change across our industry and the only way to efficiently transform our energy sector is by working collaboratively. As our attention turns to delivery, the focus is on designing the appropriate regulatory frameworks to support job creation and the growing market for UK zero carbon products . We are working collaboratively with Government and look forward to the additional clarity on its plans and strategies expected to be published this Summer.'

10 June 2021

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