REA comments on National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) ‘Net Zero’ power sector report

Commenting on the report, Amy MacConnachie, Head of External Affairs at the REA said:

“The REA welcomes the NIC report  and its recommendations that could see the delivery of at least 50% renewable generation by 2030. The recommendations are well timed as the Government consults on  reforms to Contracts for Difference, the main support mechanism for large scale renewable power systems, required to create the pipeline of projects that will help develop a flexible, decentralised and secure energy system.

“In particular, we welcome the NIC’s focus on Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage, modelling its role in providing a secure renewable power system. A function the REA highlighted as critical within our Bioenergy Strategy last year. Furthermore, calls for Government to develop a stronger evidence base on low carbon heating systems recognises that we will require the full range of renewable heat technologies if we are to meet our net zero targets.  

“Government must take these recommendations on as they further develop the now delayed, National Infrastructure Strategy.”


For more information or to request an interview, please contact:

Hayley Allen

External Affairs Officer

020 7925 3570
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Notes to editors

  1. The NIC’s report Net Zero: Opportunities for the power sector can be found here:

About the REA

The REA is the UK’s largest trade association for renewable energy and clean technologies with around 550 members operating across heat, transport, and power. The REA is a not-for-profit organisation that represents renewable energy and clean technology companies operating in over fourteen sectors, ranging from biogas and renewable fuels to solar and electric vehicle charging. Membership ranges from major multinationals to sole traders.

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