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It’s not just about the North East and Yorkshire. Our work is integral as part of a much bigger picture. Keep up to date with the latest policy updates from the UK government here, as the country heads towards the goal of reaching the national target for Net Zero by 2050.

The Net Zero Hub produces a monthly policy roundup tracking developments in the Net Zero space, including strategy updates, funding announcements, policy consultations and more general research and statistics on energy in the UK. Please find the latest version below:

NEY Hub Net Zero Policy Update March-24

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero policy updates

The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero provides frequent updates on the direction of policy and other areas such as consultations via its website: 

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero – Home

Autumn Statement 2023 - Energy and Net Zero briefing note

On Wednesday November 22nd 2023, the Chancellor delivered the Autumn Statement– an update to the House of Commons on the government’s taxation and spending plans on the basis of the latest economic forecasts.  

The statement contained a number of measures relating to Net Zero, including specific measures for the energy industry to help deliver the low-carbon transition and commitments to accelerate the planning process to support grid expansion and to speed up the connections required to link renewable power to the distribution systems.

The Hub has produced a briefing note on the statement’s Net Zero-related announcements which can be found below:

NEY Net Zero Hub Briefing Note – Autumn Statement 2023

Spring Budget 2023 - Energy and Net Zero briefing note

The Hub team have put together a short briefing note outlining the main proposals relevant to energy/net zero announced as part of the 2023 Spring Budget.

The briefing provides an overview of the main policy measures announced, spanning from measures to enhance domestic energy production as well as provision of vital support for household energy bills.

You can read the briefing at the link below:

Spring Budget 2023 – Energy and Net Zero briefing note

Powering Up Britain Strategy- Briefing Note

The government recently announced its Powering Up Britain Net Zero Growth Plan, which provides a refresh to the 2021 Net Zero Strategy and outlines the steps the government will take to ensure that we remain on track to reach Net Zero targets while driving investment into key green industries like offshore wind, CCUS, and nuclear.

You can read the briefing note at the link below:

Powering Up Britain – Briefing Note

Find out more about the UK’s Net Zero Strategy