The Green Recovery – major new report from Utility Week

20 October 2020

The Green Recovery – major new report from Utility Week

Politicians and business leaders want the country to deliver a green revolution, create jobs and boost the economy. As part of our Build Back Better campaign, Utility Week in association with Addleshaw Goddard has published a major new report exploring the significant role utilities can play in fulfilling these ambitions.

The Green Recovery looks at where the biggest opportunities lie in green investment, the vital policy changes required and the barriers standing in the way of energy and water companies as they transition to net zero.

The 40-page insight report provides a comprehensive analysis based on research and interviews with 25 experts into the current state of play in major areas of transition, including heat, transport, electricity distribution and water. Its charts, figures and data provide a rich source of essential information.

Some of the key themes covered across seven chapters include:

Green generation – what is the right energy mix and what mechanisms and incentives are needed to achieve this balance? Plus, what role for nuclear?

Net zero networks – how can transmission and distribution companies bring forward investment – and is the regulator really standing in their way?

EV rollout – can we bring forward the petrol and diesel vehicle phase-out date to 2030 and can manufacturers, energy companies and chargepoint suppliers pick up the pace to make this possible?

Cutting emissions in buildings – has the chancellor done enough in a £3bn investment package announced in July to kick start a great energy efficiency revolution?

Low carbon heat – why the UK is leading in hydrogen technology – even if we are lacking in a clear strategy?

Water’s net zero challenge – water companies pledge to be net zero by 2030 – how are they doing that and how will it develop?

A PDF of the Green Recovery is available to download for free to members and non-members.