Posted: 7 April 2015
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The latest on our low carbon future
The latest on our low carbon future

Victoria Allen, a Strategy Specialist at National Grid considers the impact of National Grid's recently published annual environmental statement.

"There are few higher priorities for the business than providing greener and more sustainable energy."

Victoria Allen, National Grid.

This week sees the 2015 publication of ‘Delivering Our Environmental Future’, the annual statement from National Grid that outlines the progress the company has made so far towards creating a low carbon network.

The 24-page document looks at where National Grid is now, where it aims to be in the future, and calls on stakeholders to provide feedback and help the company focus in the right areas.

Victoria Allen, Senior Strategy Analyst, said: “There are few higher priorities for the business than providing greener and more sustainable energy – and this document outlines how things are progressing. This publication links to our Future Energy Scenarios, where we set out our predictions for how the energy landscape will change over the next decade or so.”

The statement highlights several case studies which show how National Grid is cutting carbon emissions. For example, its new Highbury substation will transfer any excess heat to a local primary school’s heating system, with construction due to be completed in 2016.

“We’re hoping the document will trigger further debate between us and our stakeholders,” added Victoria. “For instance, does the update focus on the right areas? And is there anything else we should focus on to support the UK’s transition to a low carbon energy economy?”

The report can be accessed here and any questions or comments e-mailed to

  • Simon dew

    I think these are great initiatives…..HOWEVER there is nothing in there to help the small person trying to do their bit … For example if you want to invest in renewable domestic energy sources you need to have 3 phase electricity but the costs of obtaining this is prohibitive . The electricity supplier will change £15,000 for the connection… Guess it’s back to oil… Are we really committed to the low carbon economy? The barriers are too big for individuals to embrace a mind change …would love to hear other views

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