Can the industry make it to Net Zero on time?
All industries must work together to create the right resilient and secure sustainable power generation system to keep the lights on.
The UK’s Net Zero target is well documented, with 2050 engrained in the minds of many across the public and private sector. What’s also well documented is the need for the UK to diversify its energy system mix as it weans itself off fossil fuels while ensuring that future supply is reliable and resilient.
As proposed by the Committee for Climate Change, in 2050 11% of our power should be generated by nuclear, 58% by intermittent renewables (wind and solar), 22% by combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) with carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), 6% by bioenergy with CCS, and 3% by others.