Electricity North West joins ‘Race to Zero’

It aims to achieve net zero by 2038 and to invest £63.5m from 2019 to 2023 to cut its own emissions and help its customers do the same

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Electricity North West has joined the UNFCCC’s ‘Race to Zero’ campaign.

Through becoming a signatory, it will have its science-based targets reviewed and validated by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

This follows the network operator’s aim to achieve net zero by 2038 and to invest £63.5 million between 2019 and 2023 to cut its own emissions and help its customers do the same.

It has committed to making all its depots and training centres zero-carbon and transitioning its entire fleet to electric vehicles; installing charge points at its depots.

Steve Cox, Engineering and Technical Director at Electricity North West, said: “The report from the IPCC makes it clear that we need to act urgently to tackle climate change.

“As a business, we have a responsibility to play our part and that’s why we’ve set ourselves the target to achieve net zero by 2038.

“Joining the ‘Race to Zero’ campaign and working with SBTi will not only ensure that our roadmap to achieving our carbon reduction ambitions is robust but will help us accelerate our work to lead the North West’s transition to net zero”.