Everything we do, from generating electricity to driving cars and heating our homes, is linked to oil and gas. The UK government and many others around the world have set ambitious targets for Net Zero, including banning manufacture of electric and diesel cars in the next eight years, 100% clean power generation and an end to gas boilers. Nothing on this scale has been attempted before. Can we really become fully carbon neutral by 2050? Over two thought provoking hours this series investigates what Net Zero will mean for ordinary people and the chances of it all actually working.
Episode 1 aired on 26th July 2023 at 8pm with overnight ratings of 2.1 million ( average ) 2.6 million ( peak ), giving it a 17.6% audience share and making it the highest rating show of the night at both 8pm and 9pm. It was also the 4th most viewed programme of the entire evening. Episode 2 aired on 1st August 2023 with overnights of 2.1 million.