The Review of Net Zero was commissioned by the government in September 2022 to determine how Net Zero fits into the volatile economic landscape facing the UK at this time. On the 13th of January 2023, this Review was published.
What is it?
The Review of Net Zero scrutinises the road to the UK’s Net Zero targets, discussing how it will affect businesses, local authorities, industries, communities, households and even individuals. The focus is placed on how the necessary overhaul can be implemented in a way which does not place undue burdens on businesses or consumers.
Throughout the Review, many practical suggestions are laid out for various different industries and sectors. These conclusions have been drawn from a lengthy and thorough research process; the information in this Review was gleaned from 50 evidence roundtables, visits to every devolved nation in the UK, discussions with thousands of individuals in engagement sessions and over 1800 written submissions.
Why is it relevant?
The UK has committed to some very ambitious energy goals for the near future. Not least of which is the promise to reach Net Zero Carbon emissions by 2050. This is no small task. Since this is such a huge undertaking, it is going to require major reform across all industries, sectors, local authorities, businesses and households nationwide. Thus, we need clear, consistent, and stable guidance which considers all the relevant factors for this energy efficiency effort to be successful. The Review of Net Zero provides this anchor point, by demonstrating how to effectively deliver and implement a plan for our future energy transition.
Where can you read the Review of Net Zero?
The full document is available on the Government’s ‘Review of Net Zero’ webpage.