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. Since 1990, we’ve reduced direct emissions by 70% (as at March 2020). That’s well in excess of our interim target, which was 45% by 2020. In 2019 we committed to reducing Scope 1 and 2 emissions to net zero by 2050, and we have set out further commitments and ambitions in our charter:
Reduce Scope 3 emissions for the electricity and gas we sell to our customers 20% by 2030
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
But there’s much more we can and will do.
Most of the markets in which we operate have set far-reaching carbon reduction targets, and further legislative measures are likely to follow. We embrace the opportunity to play our role in helping achieve these challenging goals.
Contact us to make a request for information under the environmental informational regulations:
By email: [email protected]
By telephone: 0192 6655484
We support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
You can read our latest stories below, detailing some of the work we're doing on our journey to net zero. You can also find out more by visiting our environmental sustainability page and our cleaner transport page.
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.East Coast offshore wind
We have identified the other key areas where we can really make a difference by ensuring responsibility is woven through everything we do.