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.
Why do we need a green energy network?
As the country shifts away from traditional forms of fuel to heat homes, charge vehicles and power businesses, there will be a greater need for green electricity. We need a network that can transport more renewable and low carbon energy.
To help enable this, we urgently need to upgrade our onshore electricity system, which was first built in the 1960s when the country was more reliant on fossil fuels for electricity generation.
Without it, we won't be ready for the future. Time has moved on, and so must we.
The North Sea is the UK's engine room, leading the world in offshore wind technology. Around 60% of current offshore wind projects are looking to connect their energy on shore along the East Coast. Other low carbon nuclear and interconnector developments are also planned in the region. By the end of the decade, there will be significantly more electricity generated in East Anglia than the current network is capable of accommodating.