The political debate over a net zero date risks “distracting attention” from the actions the next government will take, the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) has said.
The UK could achieve net zero with proven technology, eliminating the need for carbon capture and storage (CCS), a new report suggests.
As the country braces itself for the general election on the 12 December, Energy UK has released its manifesto to provide policy guidance for the next government.
The Labour Party has unveiled a report on the fastest pathway to decarbonising by 2030, which would require a ‘vast expansion’ of renewables and result in a net benefit of £800 billion.
Secretary of state for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Andrea Leadsom, spoke to the BEIS Committee on the 15 October, highlighting that the departments “number one priority” is meeting the UK's net zero goal.
Plug policy shortfall or risk falling short of hitting net zero targets, the Science and Technology select committee has warned the government.
The government is exploring new funding models for nuclear and Carbon Capture Usage and Storage (CCUS) projects, announcing up to £18 million for the development of small modular reactors (SMR).
The UK’s first industrial-scale Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) demonstration plant is to be built by Tata Chemicals Europe (TCE), as the government announces £26 million of funding.