Posted: 31 March 2016
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What do you think of our plans for a low-carbon future?
What do you think of our plans for a low-carbon future?

Barry White, Customer and Stakeholder Engagement Manager, wants to hear your views on our annual environmental statement.

The quest for greener and more sustainable energy runs throughout National Grid.

"We’re very keen for our customers and stakeholders to provide us with feedback."

Barry White, Customer and Stakeholder Engagement Manager.

Published at the end of March 2016, Delivering Our Environmental Future outlines our progress to date in creating a low-carbon network – one that helps the energy market achieve its full potential while also safeguarding the environment for the benefit of future generations.

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Barry White, Customer and Stakeholder Engagement Manager.

The 24-page document looks at where we are now and what we want to achieve. It links to our Future Energy Scenarios, where we predict changes to the energy landscape over the next decade.

As ever, we’re very keen for our customers and stakeholders to provide us with feedback. Rest assured that we’ll take on board all the comments we receive and will use them to sharpen our focus in the months and years ahead.

The quest for greener and more sustainable energy runs throughout National Grid. Last year we certainly ramped up the pace. In the 2016 statement we explain how our new ways of working resulted in us connecting 7.7GW of renewable distributed generation to the Distribution Network Operator networks.

The document also features case studies on a habitat management plan, an overhead line upcycling initiative and our Carbon Interface Tool, which we use to estimate the projected carbon impact of our infrastructure projects.

It looks towards the future too, including innovations that are extending the life of structural steel work, increasing the accuracy of renewable energy production forecasts and improving thermal efficiency at substations.

I hope you find the statement an enjoyable and informative read. Please let us know what you think of it – all comments are welcome, good and bad.

We want to know what you found most useful and where you’d like more in-depth information. We also want to trigger further debate about whether we’re doing enough, so please email us at talkingnetworkstransmission@nationalgrid.com with your suggestions and take part in our online survey.

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