Government ‘Green Day’ to set out net zero policies: media briefing

Zoom webinar

What: Media briefing on the Government’s planned ‘Green Day’ at the end of March.

When: 2pm GMT, Tuesday 28 March 2023

Where: Webinar - please email to register to attend via Zoom webinar.


  • Bim Afolami, Conservative MP for Hitchin and Harpenden
  • Ana Musat, Executive Director, Policy & Engagement, RenewableUK
  • Ben Nelmes, Chief Executive, New AutoMotive
  • Vicki Hird, Head of Sustainable Farming, Sustain
  • Emma Pinchbeck, Chief Executive, Energy UK
  • Jess Ralston, Head of Energy, Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU, Chair).


Reports suggest that the Treasury and the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero are planning a "Green Day" by the end of March. The day is likely to see an update to the Net Zero Strategy which the Government was ordered by the High Court to improve, and a response to Chris Skidmore's Net Zero Review, as well as potentially other announcements around energy, electric vehicles and other aspects of net zero policy.

This media briefing will therefore consider:

  • What the Government is likely to announce, and how significant announcements are expected to be;
  • UK progress on meeting net zero targets across different sectors, and where progress is lagging;
  • The implications of the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and EU Net Zero Industry Act (NZIA) on the UK drive for competitiveness on net zero technologies.

If you would like to attend the briefing please register via the Zoom link. If you have any questions about it, please contact Tricia Curmi, Communications, ECIU, Tel: 07908 527 186, email:

Notes to editors:

  1. Bim Afolami is the Conservative MP for Hitchin and Harpenden. He is Chair of several cross-Party groups, including the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Renewable and Sustainable Energy:
  2. Ana Musat is Executive Director for Policy & Engagement at RenewableUK. She oversees the trade association’s policy work across all renewable technologies, as well as the programme of engagement with members, media and other external stakeholders:
  3. Ben Nelmes is Chief Executive of New AutoMotive, an independent transport research organisation founded in 2020 with a mission to support the switch to electric vehicles:
  4. Vicki Hird is Head of Sustainable Farming at Sustain, which advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, promote equity and enrich society and culture.

For more information:

George Smeeton, Head of Communications, ECIU, Tel: 07894 571 153, email:


Tricia Curmi, Communications, ECIU, Tel: 07908 527 186, email: