Decarbonising the power sector
In October 2021, government set an ambitious target to decarbonise the power sector by 2035, subject to security of supply. At the same time, demand for electricity is expected to increase significantly as other sectors, such as transport and heating in buildings, switch to electricity to reduce emissions. Decarbonising, while also meeting increased demand, will require government to manage a range of complex challenges. These include ensuring there is the right mix of technologies; attracting investment in new generation, and modernising energy networks.
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