Lancashire electricity network firm joins call for green energy future

Electricity North West’s chief executive Peter Emery has joined 200 business leaders in calling on the Government to deliver a clean, inclusive and resilient COVID-19 recovery plan.

By Tim Gavell
Friday, 5th June 2020, 3:30 pm

The open letter to the PM issued by The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, acts as a call to action for the Government to provide a clear vision for the UK’s environmental goals.

The letter stated: “The current crisis, in moving us all away from business-as-usual, has already created shifts in how we operate, and we believe we must use the recovery to accelerate the transition to net zero.

"Efforts to repair the economy in response to the current crisis can and should be aligned with the UK’s legislated target of net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest.”

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Helen Boyle

As the power network operator for the North West, Electricity North West last year launched its Leading the North West to Zero Carbon plan, a plan which sets out how it is investing £63.5m from 2019-2023 in the latest technologies to drive down carbon emissions and help businesses, customers and its colleagues do the same.

Helen Boyle strategic decarbonisation manager said:“As the power network operator for the region, we believe it is our responsibility to lead on the transformation to net zero and we are proud of the steps we have already made and the support we have provided to key businesses and stakeholders across the region.”