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A net zero future

Explore how renewables, EVs and more are part of the transition to a zero-carbon system that will take us to net zero 2050.

Together, the world is focussed on creating a greener future and as the UK moves towards its 2050 net zero target, National Grid ESO has a vital part to play.

It’s our ambition to be able to operate a zero carbon electricity system by 2025 so we’re also collaborating with global industry experts to facilitate a low carbon energy future.

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Net zero explained

At National Grid ESO we’re on track to run the grid on zero carbon electricity by 2025.

But what is zero carbon and how is it different from net zero? And how are renewables like wind and solar key to taking us to a greener future?

Net zero explained
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COP26: Our Road to Zero Carbon report

Our report charts the transformation of Britain's electricity system on its journey from coal to clean – and how we aim to run it purely with zero carbon power by 2025.

View the report
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Future energy scenarios

Our flagship publication, Future Energy Scenarios (FES), outlines what the future of energy could look like and identifies credible scenarios for the next 30 years and beyond.

We also publish Bridging The Gap, a report that offers a collaborative industry view of what could happen in our quest for net zero and what needs to happen in order to get there.

Discover Future Energy Scenarios

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Bridging the gap to net zero

Our first ever Bridging The Gap report offers a collaborative industry view of what could happen in our quest for net zero and what needs to happen in order to get there.

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How we're innovating

Our work ranges from world-first innovation projects, such as ways to generate solar energy at night, to industry events that explore how we maintain stability on the system now that more renewables than ever are connecting to the grid.