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LONDON – Britain’s government plans to create a new energy system operator to help the country meet its net zero emissions target, which could replace the role of National Grid, consultation documents published on Tuesday showed.
Britain in 2019 became the first member of the G7 group of rich countries to set a net zero target for 2050, which will require a huge increase in renewable electricity and weaning homes off fossil fuels for heating.
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The consultation comes after Britain’s energy market regulator Ofgem recommended in January that an independent electricity body be set up to help meet the target.
Ofgem had recommended that the body should be fully separated from National Grid, which now oversees Britain's energy systems and owns some of its gas pipe and power cable networks.