Comment: The Green Revolution

Last week, at the annual Conservative Party Conference, Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to launch the UK into a Green Energy Revolution. Utilising offshore wind farms to generate more electricity, Mr Johnson announced that every UK home would be powered by wind within 10 years.

Key points from the speech

  • £160 million investment in a new generation of wind turbines
  • Commitment to new technology and the creation of 60,000 new jobs (including an initial 2,000 new construction jobs)
  • Fresh impetus towards the UK commitment of net zero carbon emissions by 2050

It is great news from the UK government to push for more renewables within the national grid electricity mix. Our changing generating mix over the last decade has been a good news story about which the country and the Energy industry should be more vocal. The carbon intensity for the current grid has dropped from 0.519gkCO2/kWh to 0.233kgCO2/kWh over the life of the current version of Part L of the Building Regulations. The installed renewables, mainly from offshore wind farms has reduced the emission of the grid comparable to mains gas. This additional Government incentive aligns the goal to remove gas as a source of space and water heating within homes in order to meet the target of a net zero carbon economy by 2050.

Andrew Mitchell, Director of Energy Services

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