Chris Stark to lead government’s new Mission Control

Chris Stark will lead Mission Control – the government’s mission to provide Britain with cheaper and clean power by 2030.

Mission Control is described as having a “relentless focus on accelerating the transition away from volatile fossil fuel markets to clean, homegrown power” and will bring together a team of industry experts and officials to troubleshoot, negotiate and clear the way for energy projects.

As former chief executive of the Climate Change Committee, and former Director of Energy and Climate Change in the Scottish Government, Chris Stark will bring extensive expertise working with the energy sector to remove barriers and achieve the clean power mission on the country’s path to net zero.

Energy Security and Net Zero Secretary Ed Miliband said:

Years of underinvestment has left our country suffering energy insecurity, with working people paying the price through their energy bills and a cost-of-living crisis.

That cannot happen again. This new Mission Control centre, benefitting from the expertise and experience of Chris Stark’s leadership – and bringing together the brightest and best in the national interest – will have a laser-like focus on delivering our mission of clean power by 2030.

Making Britain a clean energy superpower will not only keep bills down, it will also create hundreds of thousands of good jobs, while protecting national security by keeping dictators out of our energy markets. And, of course, it will allow us to play a leading role in tackling the climate crisis.

Chris Stark, head of the new Mission Control for clean power 2030, said:

Tackling the climate crisis and accelerating the transition to clean power is the country’s biggest challenge, and its greatest opportunity.

By taking action now, we can put the UK at the forefront of the global race to net zero – driving down our carbon emissions but also cutting bills for households.

It is a privilege to head up this work alongside the country’s top energy experts who will make this mission a reality.

The launch of Mission Control comes alongside the work of Great British Energy, designed to help the UK take back control of its energy system, in order to cut bills and protect consumers, create good jobs across the country and tackle the climate crisis.