Skip to Navigation

Solar Energy UK backs energy sector call for Government action on net zero

Solar Energy UK
Immediate release

Solar industry body joins eight associations to push for renewables targets, investment and strategies to deliver on climate commitments

Solar Energy UK has joined forces with fellow UK energy trade associations representing networks, generators, retailers and the supply chain to urge the Government to seize the opportunity to deliver a green economic recovery and build on Britain’s emerging reputation as a leader in renewable energy.

Among the group’s key asks is a call for “clear, ambitious targets for the full breadth of renewable technologies, with a robust framework for delivery – 40GW offshore wind, 40GW of solar, 30GW of onshore wind, 2GW of floating wind, 5GW of green hydrogen electrolyser capacity, and 1GW of marine energy” by 2030.

The 40GW solar target aligns with the recommendations of the Climate Change Committee on delivering a net zero economy. [1] Analysis of the changes to Government policy required to deliver this level of PV capacity will be published by Solar Energy UK next week. [2]

Solar Energy UK Chief Executive Chris Hewett said: “The Government is now hearing of the need to ramp up its ambition for solar and other renewables from across the wider energy sector. The UK cannot build a net zero economy without clean, affordable power, and a resilient, low-carbon electricity grid needs a mix of proven renewable technologies to keep the lights on.”

See the full statement here.


Editor’s notes:

[1] Climate Change Committee – Net Zero Technical Report:

[2] Solar Energy UK – Reaching 40GW by 2030:

For further information or to request an interview, please contact:

Name: Jack Dobson-Smith

Title: Strategic Communications Manager

Main line: 0203 637 2946 

Related posts