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Helping Britain achieve Net Zero

How we’re supporting an affordable, secure and just transition.

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Much has happened since we set out our purpose to help Britain achieve Net Zero three years ago. Two years of energy crisis have been a stark reminder that progress to Net Zero must also deliver secure and affordable energy for homes and businesses.

Action at scale and pace is needed. At EDF we are unwavering in our commitment because we are clear that what’s good for Net Zero is good for Britain’s energy security and protects customers from volatile global energy prices. A just transition also creates massive economic opportunity for businesses and communities up and down the country. 

That’s why alongside our Net Zero ambitions, our sustainable business plan sets out how we continue to support our customers, provide a great place to work and make a broad positive contribution to society.

Helping customers

This year we are spending more than £200 million to help our business and residential customers through the energy crisis. 

We are investing in the skills needed to deliver heat pump technologies and we continue to play a leading role in delivering energy efficiency measures for vulnerable customers. 

Zero harm

The health and safety of everyone working across EDF’s sites is our highest priority. We want everyone to thrive – mentally, physically, and emotionally.

Tragically, a supervisor at our Hinkley Point C site died in November 2022. An independent team investigated the incident to identify lessons and we continue to focus on behavioural safety training, embedding our life-saving rules and maintaining a rigorous approach to risk management.

Zero carbon generation

We achieved a major milestone this year when our carbon intensity at point of generation reached 0gCO2/MWh. We now only generate zero carbon electricity, and we are Britain’s biggest zero carbon electricity generator.

We are leading the UK’s nuclear renaissance with a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, and there are advanced plans for a replica at Sizewell C. We are one of Britain’s largest investors in renewables including onshore and offshore wind, solar and battery storage.

Driving investment and innovation

The launch of Great British Nuclear (GBN) reconfirms nuclear at the heart of the UK’s plans. We look forward to being part of the solution, working with others to put our land, people and community connections to the service of the country.

We are also innovating, by putting advances in science, engineering and digital to good use across all energy aspects including flexibility, storage, mobility, low-carbon hydrogen, nuclear, wind, and smart digital technologies.

It is not a choice between cash or carbon: Britain deserves secure, affordable energy while achieving Net Zero. This report sets out how we are playing our part.

We are Britain’s biggest zero carbon electricity generator(1)

We aim to deliver low-carbon affordable energy for the UK

Our investment in nuclear, renewables, storage, low-carbon hydrogen, and low-carbon customer solutions such as heat pumps, energy efficiency and electric transport, supports customers in reducing their carbon footprint and energy bills.
In 2020, we made a commitment to help the UK achieve Net Zero emissions by 2050.

It is now more important than ever that we do this in an affordable, secure and responsible way.

Our purpose is a UK articulation of the EDF Group raison d’être: to build a Net Zero energy future with electricity and innovative solutions and services, to help protect and nurture the environment and drive well-being and economic development.

We are committed to driving progress in-line with the goal of the Paris Agreement to hold the global average temperature increase to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, and the UK Government’s Net Zero and Energy Security Strategies.

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We are committed to driving progress in-line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our business

We are helping the transition to a secure, reliable, affordable and resilient decarbonised energy system.


Generating electricity and delivering decommissioning responsibly.


Leading on new nuclear in the UK by building a power station at Hinkley Point C and developing further new nuclear power stations, including Sizewell C.


Developing, constructing and operating wind, solar and battery assets through EDF Renewables UK.


Supplying electricity, gas and energy solutions to domestic, business and public sector customers.


Technical services, energy and low-carbon solutions at customer sites through Dalkia UK and Urbanomy.


Electric mobility, including majority ownership in Pod Point, a leading UK charging point company.

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