On Friday 14 July, the Business and Trade Committee published the government’s response to the BEIS Committee’s Eleventh Report of Session 2022–23, Decarbonisation of the power sector.
Decarbonise power by 2035
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) announced on Wednesday 21 June that it has published a report on Decarbonising the power sector. This highlights that while the government has many separate ongoing power decarbonisation plans, its ambitions for power sector decarbonisation by 2035 are jeopardised by the lack of an overarching delivery plan.
On Monday 15 May, National Grid published a report, Delivering for 2035: Upgrading the grid for a secure, clean and affordable energy future, in which it considers the transformation needed to deliver a zero carbon electricity system by 2035.
On Friday 28 April, the BEIS Committee published its Eleventh Report – Decarbonisation of the power sector, highlighting that “at the current pace of change, the UK is set to fail to hit its target of decarbonising the power sector by 2035.”
On Wednesday 26 April, the Aldersgate Group published a new report with University College London (UCL) titled A zero-carbon power grid and the electrification of heavy industry: how to deliver on a twin challenge.
The National Audit Office (NAO) issued a report on Wednesday 1 March in which it examines the main challenges that the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero (DESNZ) faces to decarbonise power.