On February 7th 2023, the UK Government announced the creation of a new Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, tasked with delivering security of energy supply, ensuring properly functioning markets, greater energy efficiency and seizing the opportunities of net zero to lead the world in new green industries.

Responding to this development, Ronnie Quinn, CEO of NECCUS, said:

“We welcome the creation of the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero and the focus this now places on the need to decarbonise UK industry. As ever, we’ll continue working with Ministers and the new Secretary of State to deliver industrial decarbonisation in Scotland.”