Nine Months on Hit Or Miss? Energy White Paper: Nine months after its release, half of the almost 58 commitments outlined in the Energy White Paper have already been met or are on track to be met.
According to an assessment conducted by public affairs consultant Brevia Energy, the government is struggling to meet nearly 29 of the plan’s commitments.
As part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Ten Point Plan, the government published its Energy White Paper in December, outlining the strategies needed to reduce carbon emissions by 230 million metric tonnes.
According to the report, the government is off track in its goal to consult on whether it is suitable to discontinue gas grid connections to new residences beginning in 2025.
According to Brevia Energy’s audit, the government has not yet consulted on this matter.
A draught downstream oil and resilience bill has been introduced in Parliament, but it is still in the prelegislative stage.
According to Brevia Energy’s analysis, if the shift is to go smoothly, investors in fossil fuels will require the confidence that comes from the commitment.
“The government has made, and continues to make, real progress towards net zero on a number of fronts. However, Brevia Energy’s audit of the Energy White Paper’s pledges shows there remain key issues to address, particularly around consumers and how much people must pay to decarbonise.” said Brevia Energy’s Director of Energy and Sustainability, Myles Bailey.
“Companies are ready to invest to make net zero happen but they need the certainty that only government resolving the “who pays?” question can bring.”
Nine Months on Hit Or Miss? Energy White Paper: