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Journey to net zero

As the energy transition company, our role is vital in finding new and better ways of achieving net zero by 2050. Discover how we're changing the way we work to make a net zero future a reality for everyone.

Humber and Teesside Net Zero

What is net zero?

We’ve all heard the term 'net zero', but what exactly does it mean? Find out more about net zero and why it’s essential for the future of our planet.

Find out more about net zero
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Why is net zero so important?

The race is on to reach net zero carbon emissions, but why is it so crucial that we do this? Find out why net zero is key in tackling global warming, why we must limit the global average temperature rise to 1.5°C, and what’s being done to make this happen.

The importance of net zero
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2023: Our net zero milestones

Every year, we work harder to find new innovative ways of decarbonising the energy system. Read about some of the impressive milestones we achieved in 2023, taking us closer to making net zero a reality.

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The future of…

How are things changing to help us reach net zero? Find out what the future holds for each of these important aspects of the transition to clean energy.

The future of transport

Transport is the highest emitter of greenhouse gases in the UK. For the UK to deliver its net zero carbon emissions target by 2050 there will need to be huge changes to the transport we use.

The future of offshore energy

Wind power is an endlessly renewable source of energy, and creates no greenhouse gas emissions, making it an important part of our journey to net zero.

The future of heat

Heating is one of the biggest CO2 emitters across the world. To reduce our carbon emissions and tackle climate change, we need to change the ways we heat our homes and businesses.

The future of hydrogen

Hydrogen can be used to power vehicles, generate electricity, heat our homes and more. It could make a huge difference to our carbon emissions, and will be critical to achieving net zero.

Energy explained

Ever wondered why we're trying to reach net zero? Want to know how wind farms make energy? Or how electricity gets to your house? Here we answer all your energy questions.

Energy explained

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Can the UK grid cope with the extra demand from electric cars?

To avoid the worst effects of climate change, the world needs to halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. We’ve been working harder than ever to deliver a clean, fair and affordable energy future, with no one left behind.

Busting the myths and misconceptions about electric vehicles

There are a number of questions and concerns people have about EVs, and just as many misconceptions that are making motorists think twice. Here we address some of the most common EV myths.

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Electric school buses are helping drive the U.S. toward net zero

Electric school buses could offer a cleaner and cheaper way to help children arrive to school safely, while playing a part in the journey to net zero. Find out why more of the school buses in the U.S. are going electric.

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6 myths about climate change busted

While most of us know that it’s a critical we tackle climate change, we still get lots of questions about the real threat that it poses to our world. Here we debunk some of the most common incorrect climate change myths – separating fact from fiction.