National Grid sets net-zero goal for 2050
New England Council member, National Grid, announced it intends to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, seeking to eliminate fossil fuels entirely from its gas networks. National Grid provides electricity and natural gas to communities throughout Central Massachusetts.
National Grid believes around 40% of emissions in both Massachusetts and New York come from heating in buildings. Hence, they are seeking to remedy this situation by switching to renewable natural gas and green hydrogen, and away from gas obtained from fossil fuel sources. This renewable natural gas can be obtained from decomposing materials at landfills and wastewater, and green hydrogen can be produced from wind farms. This move comes as many companies are stating that they are aiming to achieve net-zero emissions to combat climate change.
“This fossil-free vision is a historic announcement for National Grid and the United States,” said John Pettigrew, the CEO of the United Kingdom-based National Grid. “We have a critical responsibility to lead the clean energy transition for our customers and communities.”
The New England Council would like to commend National Grid on its goal to have net-zero emissions by 2050.
Read more in the Worcester Business Journal.