Electricity North West’s chief executive Peter Emery has joined 200 business leaders in calling on the Government to deliver a clean, inclusive and resilient Covid-19 recovery plan.
The open letter to the Prime Minister, issued by The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, acts as a call to action for the Government to provide a clear vision for the UK’s environmental goals.
The letter stated: “The current crisis, in moving us all away from business-as-usual, has already created shifts in how we operate, and we believe we must use the recovery to accelerate the transition to net zero.
“Efforts to rescue and repair the economy in response to the current crisis can and should be aligned with the UK’s legislated target of net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest.”
As the power network operator for the North West, Electricity North West is supporting the region’s transition to net zero. Last year, the organisation launched its Leading the North West to Zero Carbon plan, which sets out how it is investing £63.5 million from 2019-2023 in the latest technologies to drive down carbon emissions and help businesses, customers and its colleagues do the same.
The firm’s engineering and technical director, Steve Cox, also sits on the Business in the Community (BiTC) net zero carbon taskforce group, a group formed to help ensure companies can play a greater role in combating climate change.
Speaking about the role Electricity North West can play, Helen Boyle, strategic decarbonisation manager said, “As the power network operator for the region, we believe it is our responsibility to lead on the transformation to net zero and we are proud of the steps we have already made and the support we have provided to key businesses and stakeholders across the region.”