"Today’s Net Zero Growth Plan will be disappointing for many looking for swift action to help us face the visible impact that climate change is already having on our communities. Heat waves, floods and storms have ravaged communities around the world and the time to act to minimise this impact is now.

"Today we have seen the lens shift from this issue to energy security, with nuclear and carbon capture and storage to play a leading role in overcoming these challenges. The reality of these technologies however, mean we’re unlikely to see an impact to our carbon emissions for well over a decade, missing our 50% reduction deadline by at least four years. Major infrastructure projects including onshore wind and solar farms would be far quicker to implement.  

"We welcome the investment into storage, this will prove to be a gateway to renewable expansion if we can generate and store energy generated by wind, solar and hydro.

"There are a number of new initiatives launched today and commitment to extend existing support however they aren’t ambitious enough to drive businesses and homeowners feeling the pinch to make change.  We hope that the consultation on business reporting will enforce ESG reporting, as we cannot simply rely on the altruism of our businesses to drive change. Meaningful policy is needed to steer net zero from concept to reality. This means investing in home grown innovators that have solutions ready and waiting and compelling their integration into our existing infrastructure and our new developments."

Amy House Director, Green Economy

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Amy House


Amy is a chartered environmentalist with two decades experience working with the businesses at the heart of the net zero transition.

With an MSc in Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and she has a deep understanding of the technologies that make up the industry, the legislation that affects it and the businesses and people at its core.

Amy has a unique understanding of the supply chain and advocates for the sector with buyers, local decision makers and national policy makers. Amy and her team have established Green Economy to improve the competitiveness of the supply chain, to overcome the market failures that prevent uptake of low carbon technology and to promote the businesses playing a key role in delivering the UK’s net zero ambition.