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SSE comments on COP28

13 Dec 2023

Commenting on the recent Conference of Parties (COP28) event, SSE Chief Executive, Alistair Phillips-Davies, said:

“We knew going into COP28 that the world wasn’t moving fast enough to decarbonise.  The commitment to triple renewables by 2030 is welcome, as is the inclusion, for the first time, of explicit language on the need to transition away from fossil fuels.  

“Codifying and securing international endorsement for ambitions like these is very welcome; however, the challenge now is to deliver the tangible actions needed to make them a reality.   

“In the power sector, this means speeding up policy and decision-making so that it is easier to invest and build the infrastructure we need to actually deliver net zero, from offshore wind farms to electricity grids and flexible power plants.   

“At COP28 there was no shortage of businesses willing to invest but there was a common frustration at the pace of progress on the ground, and this is something we need to address for all our sakes.”