Addressing the climate crisis is a team sport, and building vital partnerships between the public and private sector is the key to tackling this challenge at pace.

Alison Rose
NatWest Group CEO

Our CEO Alison Rose has been asked by the UK Government to help spearhead efforts to reduce the UK’s energy consumption and cut household bills.


The UK Government’s Energy Efficiency Taskforce has launched with the remit of helping reduce national energy consumption by 15% over the next seven years and, in the process, cut bills, and help push down inflation.


Speaking about her appointment as co-chair of the Taskforce, Alison Rose said:

“I’m delighted to be co-chairing the new Energy Efficiency Taskforce, alongside Lord Callanan. Addressing the climate crisis is a team sport, and building vital partnerships between the public and private sector is the key to tackling this challenge at pace.

“Improving energy efficiency will not only drive a lower carbon environment, but also deliver greater economic security through lower bills for people, families, and businesses right across the UK.”


The Taskforce also includes Department for Energy Security and Net Zero Minister Lord Callanan as Co-Chair. Membership of the Taskforce’s Steering Group will be announced in due course.


Energy Security & Net Zero Secretary of State Grant Shapps said:

“I am determined to reduce people’s energy bills, bringing wholesale energy prices down to their lowest ever within the next decade, through investment in cheaper and more innovative energy sources such as renewables and nuclear.

“But improving the energy efficiency of our homes by bringing the latest technologies into them will also help cut energy use, and with that people’s bills.

“The Energy Efficiency Taskforce – to be led by the excellent Lord Callanan and Alison Rose – will be committed to clearing the barriers to getting this done, whether that’s investment, training up installers or improving the supply of products.”


For more information on the Taskforce visit GOV.UK.


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For more information on our activity on climate, environment, social and governance matters, please see NatWest Group’s 2022 Climate-related Disclosures Report (PDF 9.4MB) and NatWest Group’s 2022 Environmental, Social and Governance Disclosures Report (PDF 9.6MB).

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