Low Carbon Industrial Strategy

Government has published a new strategy on how it intends to turn the UK into a low carbon economy.

Posted on 24 July 2009

Government has published a new strategy on how it intends to turn the UK into a low carbon economy.

 

The strategy provides detail on how the £405 million set aside in this year’s Treasury Budget for the development of low carbon industry in Britain will be spent, including:

 
- £60 million for wave and tidal power
- £120 million to develop Britain’s offshore wind industry
- £10 million for an electric vehicle charging infrastructure
- £6 million for renewable construction materials
- £12 million for renewable chemicals
- £4 million for a low-carbon manufacturing advice service
 
Chief Executive of the Engineering and Technology Board, Paul Jackson, said:
 
“It is good to see this continued commitment to the climate change agenda. These announcements include some ambitious figures for reductions in carbon emissions. In order to achieve these we will need more skilled engineers with the relevant skills and further investment in green technology. It is important to recognise the need for consistency and stability in this crucial policy area to secure the future of the UK energy supply and to meet the Government’s targets.”

 

Posted under General Interest, Climate Change and What it Means to You, Environmental Technologies and Renewable Energy, Energy and Renewables and Public / Government / Charity on 24 July 2009