Onshore wind and solar energy need to be increased in South Wales to enable a net zero energy system in the region by 2050. Following two years of analysis from over 18 organisations, National Grid has released the Zero 2050 report, which details a number of achievable pathways to this decarbonisation. Ensuring a just transition must be at the core of all of these, it argued. Ten ‘no regrets’ actions were identified that can be taken now, including expanding onshore renewables and improving energy efficiency in buildings through a major residential retrofit programme. This should include the development of a robust heat pump supply chain, and the incentivisation of commercial and industrial energy efficiency.
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