2 May 19

EDF Energy and 'net zero' emissions

EDF in the UK
View | Download (816.78 KB)

Our response to the Committee on Climate Change report into reaching 'net zero' emissions by 2050

“EDF Energy is already helping to secure a low carbon future for the UK. Our renewables business has 35 wind farms, we operate one of the country’s largest batteries, and our existing nuclear power stations avoid around 20 million tonnes of C02 emissions each year.

Today’s report makes it clear that if we want to get to net zero, we’ll need an energy mix that includes a big expansion of renewables complemented by reliable power such as nuclear. That’s why it’s crucial that the UK builds new nuclear power stations such as Hinkley Point C.

We are pleased the Committee has recognised that replicating design and using a different funding model can reduce costs at follow-on new nuclear projects like that planned for Sizewell in Suffolk. Nuclear is a proven way to generate large amounts of affordable, low carbon electricity. Working together with renewables, it will be vital if we want to achieve net zero emissions.”

Read what our CEO Simone Rossi has to say about the CCC report in a blog for Politics Home

For more information

EDF Media Team
24-hour press line: +44 (0)1452 652233