Sam Gardner, Head of Climate Change & Sustainability
As a Principal Partner for COP26 in our home city of Glasgow ScottishPower is thrilled to partner with Climate Outreach on their exciting Climate Visuals project. We are absolutely committed to playing our full part in ensuring COP leaves a lasting positive legacy for the world and the people of Glasgow. A key part of that must be engaging the public in not only the reality of climate change but the solutions we have to tackle this emergency.
Transforming to a cleaner electric future has been central to our strategy for the last 15 years. We were the first energy company in the UK to ditch coal and gas and go 100% green. All the power we generate, enough to power more than 2 million homes, now comes from our 40 onshore and offshore wind farms. Nor are we standing still, we are investing £10 billion in the next five years to drive forward the infrastructure solutions to the climate crisis, like floating windfarms, solar power plants, battery storage, smart grids, EV charge-points and hydrogen electrolysers.
The Climate Visuals exhibition will celebrate the very best in climate change visual storytelling, providing a dynamic window into the response to climate change from communities and businesses from around the world. We hope it inspires delegates at COP26 to raise their ambitions and turn them into action that locks us into a decade of delivery and a green recovery from the pandemic. If we seize this moment not only can we put ourselves on a path to a safer climate future but it can also create 1000s of new jobs, tackle chronic poor public health, restore nature and place communities at the heart of their energy futures.
We hope this amazing exhibition sparks new conversations about our collective response to the climate crisis and helps strengthen our collective commitment to the solutions we have in our hands today that can deliver a better future, quicker.