Low-carbon energy on the agenda
The need for reliable, low-carbon energy will be thrown into the spotlight in November as the eyes of the world turn to Glasgow, host city for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).
Once operational, Hinkley Point C will provide 7% of the UK’s low-carbon electricity needs. That’s a massive contribution towards achieving the world’s most ambitious climate change target – a 78% reduction in emissions by 2035 compared to 1990 levels.
The COP26 talks will be the biggest international summit the UK has ever hosted; bringing together more than 30,000 delegates including heads of state, climate experts and campaigners to agree co-ordinated action to tackle climate change and achieve a net zero future.
Many believe it will be the world’s best and last chance to get climate change under control.