We respond to the BEIS Committee Inquiry on Net Zero Governance

We have submitted a response to the BEIS Committee’s Inquiry into Net Zero Governance, which is examining the leadership and co-ordination which will be needed by government to deliver on the UK’s commitment to reach net zero by 2050.

We are pleased that the Committee is looking into this important issue. The current Carbon Connect inquiry is looking at the same topic, considering the different elements required for the establishment of a framework to deliver the net zero transition. The roundtable evidence sessions of this inquiry have informed our response to this consultation.

This inquiry will produce a report with policy recommendations to government, and we look forward to publishing this report in the next couple of months.

Our submission also drew on recommendations from Pipeline to 2050, a report from Policy Connect and Carbon Connect, where we highlight the need for coordinated action and joined up policy initiatives to achieve the change required to meet the carbon budgets and call for a systematic approach that:

  • joins up all policy aspects and principles needed for the net-zero heat transition;
  • simultaneously drives the actions of all stakeholders whose participation is required in the net-zero heat transition;
  • sets long-term policy signals and clear milestones to industry and consumers about what steps need to be taken;
  • and ensures that heat and energy efficiency policy go hand in hand.