National Grid Commits to Net Zero Emissions by 2050

NEC Member National Grid has unveiled its Net Zero by 2050 Plan, which seeks to decarbonize the gas network through the use of renewable natural gas and hydrogen, as well as other strategies.

The Net Zero plan lays out ten key areas of improvement. The plan will reduce methane emissions, decarbonize heating, interconnect renewable energy into a 21st century grid, and advance clean transportation. The plan will also utilize more efficient energy storage and eliminate SF6 emissions.

“Our Net Zero by 2050 Plan outlines our approach to exploring a wide range of solutions until we can deliver the affordable, reliable clean energy future our customers want and deserve – no later than 2050,” said Badar Khan, President, National Grid US.  “We don’t have all the answers yet, and the path to both increase renewable energy and decarbonize heat will be challenging. We believe our electric and gas networks have a vital role in helping achieve net zero emissions and our announcement today is the beginning of a transformative journey of our business.”

The New England Council commends National Grid on this bold step toward decarbonization. Read more from the National Grid press release.

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