- The REA welcomes today’s publication of the Net Zero Review;
- The Review reiterates how Net Zero is as much an economic opportunity as an environmental imperative and that action must be accelerated;
- The REA strongly supports a transition that acknowledges how growth in renewables and clean technology provides the opportunities for a cleaner, stronger, and fairer economy.
The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) has warmly welcomed today’s publication of the Net Zero Review. Led by the Rt Hon Chris Skidmore MP, the Review takes on board recommendations from fifty-two evidence roundtable sessions and 1800+ organisations and individuals who submitted to the official Call for Evidence – this includes roundtable meetings with REA Policy Board, Patrons, and many of our members.
As the “largest national engagement on Net Zero,” the Review reflects the REA’s longstanding concerns for the sector and aligns with the REA’s Strategy that Net Zero is as much an economic opportunity as an environmental imperative and that action must be accelerated.
The UK is now in an international race for investment and needs to keep pace. The Review highlights how policy uncertainty, planning delays and lack of route to market have all stymied the renewable energy and clean technology sector and must be addressed.
The REA reiterates that cross government work is absolutely crucial, and we welcome the proposed Net Zero office to coordinate this.
Dr Nina Skorupska CBE FEI, Chief Executive of the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) said:
“The Net Zero Review, above all else, makes it clear that the energy transition is as much an economic opportunity as an environmental imperative and that action must be accelerated.
“The REA warmly welcomes the recognition of the need for much more renewable deployment, highlighting the demand for a complete range of renewable and clean technologies to all play their part, as well as the transition to a circular economy.”
“This Review must finally settle any political and economic debate as to why Net Zero is essential. This has to mark a watershed moment, ending political hesitation and offering the catalyst to a cleaner, more prosperous future.”