Accelerating the Pace of Innovation
Clean Energy Roundtable
Royal Academy o f E n g i n e e r i n g
Thursday 27th September 2018
The Clean Growth Strategy has set out ambitious plans to deliver economic benefit to the UK whilst reducing greenhouse gas emissions and lowering energy costs for the consumer. The approach is designed to maintain focus on the Industrial Strategy and tackle the Clean Growth challenge by building on UK strengths, enhancing productivity and driving low carbon innovation in products, processes and systems.
This event, convened by the National Nuclear Laboratory Chief Scientist, Professor Andrew Sherry, brought together experts from across the energy sector as well as senior government policy makers and academics to discuss priorities for deep decarbonisation in the UK. Alongside the power sector, the challenge of decarbonising heat and transport were identified as major issues. Rather than focusing on individual technologies, the carbon intensity and performance of the whole system is paramount.
Between 2010 – 2015 the U.K. achieved the largest overall reduction in carbon emissions in Europe thanks to a combination of nuclear, renewables and gas to replace coal. We’re on the right path, but need new strategies to decarbonise heat and transport.
EFH Director, Kirsty Gogan, was invited to present at the event and her slides are below.