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Preparing for a net zero future

Preparing for a net zero future: helping society to decarbonise is the biggest contribution we can make to the environment.

In June 2019, Parliament went beyond the UK’s existing commitment from an 80% reduction on 1990 level emissions levels, to a net zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050.

The decarbonisation of the energy system is one of the biggest challenges facing our world, and we have a critical role to play in the acceleration towards a cleaner future.

In November 2019 we’ve made our own commitment to reduce our direct greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. So, how are we going to achieve it? We’re looking at all sorts of ways to reduce our direct emissions, from reducing gas leakages to electrifying our vehicle fleet.

We don’t have all the answers yet, but we are working hard on establishing the pathway to play our part in a net zero future.

Our route to net zero

Download Our route to net zero report

You may also be interested in viewing the slides from our recent net zero webinar


Our route to net zero podcast

Our podcast is a great way to find out more about our net zero ambitions and the technical details behind our proposed solutions.

Episode one features Alison Fulford, Environmental Operations Manager and Carolyn Gardner, Incentives Officer, who talk about the development of ET’s pathway to net zero. In this episode they share:

  • National Grid’s commitment to net zero
  • ET’s proposed pathway to net zero
  • what to expect from National Grid in the next few months.

Listen to the podcast