Future Energy Scenarios 2021: The four paths to net zero

The UK was the first G7 nation to pass a law to reduce all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to net zero by 2050. This was in 2019, and France and Sweden were next to follow suit.

Pathway to COP26 report

According to the latest Future Energy Scenarios report (FES), published by National Grid, “net zero will only be possible if we start implementing measures now. We can’t wait until 2050.”

The 2021 report outlines four different pathways for the future of energy between now and 2050.

Each scenario considers how much energy we might need and where it could come from. And each “can be used to inform a range of energy system activities including network operation, investment decisions and energy policy.”

However, ‘net zero’ is a term that’s not always fully understood. So firstly, what does it mean?

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