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UK government brings forward plans to decarbonise UK electricity system by 2035
The UK government has unveiled plans to decarbonise the UK’s electricity system by 2035, in a bid to help boost the country’s efforts in achieving its net zero ambitions.
The announcement brings forward by 15 years the government’s commitment to a fully decarbonised power system by 2050, set out in the Energy White Paper, and builds on the Prime Minister’s 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution to secure a ‘future clean electricity supply that is generated in the UK, for the UK’.
To ensure this ambition becomes a reality, the government says it will double down on efforts to deploy a new generation of home-grown technologies – from offshore wind, hydrogen and solar, to nuclear, onshore wind, and carbon capture and storage (CCS) – reducing reliance on fossil fuels and exposure to volatile global wholesale energy prices.