||<p>We want an increasing proportion of the electricity used at electric vehicle charging
points to be from renewable and low carbon sources. We are taking steps to facilitate
this by cleaning up the UK’s power generation and increasing the amount of renewable
generation and ensuring electric vehicles play a helpful role in our future smart
and flexible energy system.</p><p> </p><p>The Clean Growth Strategy sets out steps
the Government is taking to further decarbonise the power sector and the wider economy.
Between now and 2050, the Government projects electricity grid emissions will continue
to fall with increasing levels of low carbon and distributed renewable generation.
To enable these changes in generation, the system is adapting to become more flexible
and smarter in order to better manage the new flows in power. Electric vehicles have
an important role to play in this transition – offering new opportunities for consumers
and the power system. Smart charging will allow charging to happen at times when more
renewable energy is available. The department plans to consult on smart chargepoint
requirements shortly.</p><p> </p>