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Vattenfall Heat UK's response to the Prime Minister's Ten Point Plan

18 November 2020

I was pleased to see the government’s 10 point plan last night and I’m confident it will realise new investment and take a crucial step forward in the right direction towards net zero.  As an impatient optimist, I look forward to seeing further announcements before COP26 next year, to put more meat on these bones and to link policies and funding to expected outcomes to meet carbon budgets.  It’s important we hold ourselves to account on how the plan on the table meets the transformative change that’s needed before my 8-year-old daughter celebrates her 40th birthday.

Picking out a few specific points for my two cents:

For the towns, cities and organisations across the UK who have set have net-zero targets (many in the next 10 years!) – they now need to be aligning this list with tangible delivery programmes and investment strategies on the back of these points as more details are announced in the coming months. We’re already working with our partners to do exactly this.

Mike Reynolds

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Managing Director, Mike Reynolds. Mike is a non-traditional senior director in the energy industry having started his career as a theatre director in 2001. Since then, he has spent nearly 20 years within the low carbon and infrastructure space, always working within dynamic growth environments.

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