REA comments on Ofgem’s Decarbonisation Action Plan
Frank Gordon, Head of Policy at the REA:
“The REA has been calling for reform of Ofgem for some time. We believe that decarbonisation must be a central mandate to the regulator and that the regulator must prioritise modernisation of the energy systems, so that they can deliver a major expansion of renewable energy generation and EV charging capacity to ensure the UK meets the 5th Carbon Budget (to 2032).
This plan and the proposed changes at Ofgem are steps in the right direction; the new Net Zero Advisory Group is particularly welcome. We look forward to engaging with the further details of Ofgem’s decarbonisation ambitions, however, we believe that the Government must revise Ofgem’s mandate to include decarbonisation and greater urgency in addressing the most pressing issues facing our energy system in order to achieve our Net Zero ambitions.”
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Notes to editors
- Ofgem’s Decarbonisation Action Plan is available here: https://www.chathamhouse.org/publication/net-zero-and-beyond-what-role-bioenergy-carbon-capture-and-storage
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