What if we can do all that and more?

The climate emergency is real and now is the time to take immediate action. If we’re going to meet the UK’s climate commitments and the Government’s net zero targets, we must create a green energy network. A network that can transport renewable and low carbon energy to our homes and businesses.

Without it, we won’t be ready for the future. Time will run out.

Why do we need a green energy network?

Offshore wind projects and other low carbon and renewable energy sources have a critical role to play in meeting these targets. The Government’s ambition is for offshore wind to generate enough energy to power every home in the country by 2030. We need a network of cables, pylons and substations on land to move the energy from where it’s generated to where it’s needed – our homes, businesses, and communities. The existing infrastructure simply doesn't have the capacity to transport the volume of energy that will be generated offshore.

As a result, we need to upgrade our onshore electricity network, which was first built in the 1960s. Time has moved on, and so must we. 

Our role is to drive this positive change and help deliver a cleaner, greener future.

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East Anglia’s Vital Role

The North Sea is the UK's engine room, leading the world in offshore wind technology, and around 60% of the current offshore wind projects are looking to connect their energy on shore along the East Coast. As a result, East Anglia and other communities on the East of the country have a key part to play in this transition.

What if . . .

With that comes opportunity. What if East Anglia pioneered the UK’s green recovery? What if we supported East Anglia to become a green energy hub? What if the green energy transition created new opportunities for the region’s next generation?

Watch this video to find out more about how we’re planning to future-proof the energy network across East Anglia.

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