Poll published by Energy Institute reveals that 70 per cent of energy professionals think the government should do more to me @cecilia_keating Britain’s energy professionals are the latest group to back calls for a green recovery from the coronavirus crisis, with four out of five respondents of a survey compiled by the Energy Institute confirming they want to see the government’s promised economic stimulus channelled into green industries and jobs. The findings, published by the trade association this week, paint a picture of an energy industry that is sceptical the UK will meet its net zero emissions goals based on current trends and dissatisfied with the government’s current decarbonisation plans. Ninty per cent of the 350 energy professionals that contributed to the EI’s annual ‘Energy Barometer’ warned they believe the UK is off track to hit net zero emissions by 2050. Seventy per cent of respondents said they did not think the government was doing enough to meet its climate goals, and more than half of respondents said that urgent policy action was needed to chart the nation towards its interim 2030 target. Steve Holliday, EI president and former chief executive of National Grid, said there were "two big […]


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