Find out how we are enabling a fair and affordable transition to a clean energy economy and reducing our own emissions.
We are embracing our role at the heart of the energy system and understand the critical part we play in tackling climate change, one of the defining challenges of our generation. The decisions we take now will influence the future of our planet and life on earth. We know we must make significant changes to curb emissions, and we have already taken important steps to do so. This year we launch our first A Fair Transition: Our Approach and Engagement which sets out our action plan to achieve our targets.
We are committed to reducing Scope 1 and 2 emissions to net zero by 2050, and we have set out further commitments and ambitions in our Responsible Business Charter.
Achieve net zero by 2050. We will reduce Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 80% by 2030, 90% by 2040, and to net zero by 2050
Reduce Scope 3 GHG emissions across our entire value chain 37.5% by FY2034
Reduce SF6 emissions from our operations 50% by 2030
Move to a 100% electric fleet by 2030 for our light-duty vehicles
Reduce energy consumption in our offices 20% by 2030
Improve the natural environment by 10% on the land we own by 2030
Achieve zero carbon emissions from business air travel from 2020 onwards
Accelerate our net zero target wherever possible
Eliminate all SF6 gas from our assets by 2050
Further reduce our Scope 3 emissions beyond 2030
In the UK, the NGESO will be able to operate a zero-carbon system by 2025
You can read our latest stories below, detailing some of the work we’re doing on our journey to net zero.
We’re taking another step forward on the journey to net zero, with a new agreement with TenneT. This sees us collaborating with the Netherlands-based company to develop a fresh vision to link Dutch and British wind farms to the energy systems of both countries.A new generation of interconnectors
Tackling climate change is the biggest challenge facing our generation and we have a key part to play. We need to connect increasing amounts of renewable energy from the North Sea and the UK’s East Coast to the national electricity grid so that we can move to a cleaner energy system. Learn about the work we're doing to transform the network for a different low carbon future.Find out more
Find out how we are working with Government, the energy sector, and industry to integrate millions of electric vehicles successfully and help make a rapid impact on harmful emissions with gas freight vehicles.Discover more
We have identified the other key areas where we can really make a difference by ensuring responsibility is woven through everything we do.