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Cornwall’s green energy ambitions
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Cornwall’s green energy ambitions

Members of the Commission secretariat travelled to Truro on Tuesday (6 June) for discussions with local political leaders, infrastructure operators and businesses and voluntary sector bodies from across the county – and energy was high up the agenda. Hosted by senior officials from Cornwall Council and joined by the leader and chief executive, the session...

8 Jun 2023 By
NIC and CCC call for urgent action to protect infrastructure from climate risks
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NIC and CCC call for urgent action to protect infrastructure from climate risks

The National Infrastructure Commission and Climate Change Committee have written jointly to government urging ministers to take steps to improve the resilience of key infrastructure services to the effects of climate change. Building on recent reports by both organisations, the advisory bodies set out five steps to accelerate national adaptation planning to protect key networks:...

27 Apr 2023 By
Go big where it counts to hit economic and climate goals, says Commission
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Go big where it counts to hit economic and climate goals, says Commission

Government must develop stronger staying power and focus on fewer, bigger, better targeted initiatives to deliver the infrastructure needed to meet its long term goals for economic growth and a lower carbon economy, the UK’s independent advisers on infrastructure have said. The last year has seen progress towards major infrastructure objectives “stutter further just as...

27 Mar 2023 By
Parliamentary Committee backs Commission’s plan for stronger infrastructure resilience
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Parliamentary Committee backs Commission’s plan for stronger infrastructure resilience

A Parliamentary Committee has called on government to act quickly on National Infrastructure Commission recommendations to improve the resilience of key infrastructure services, in a hard hitting critique of government’s current approach to ensuring security of key national infrastructure. In a report published today (27 October 2022), the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy...

27 Oct 2022 By
Armitt: Exit strategy from fossil fuels will boost energy security and lower household costs

Armitt: Exit strategy from fossil fuels will boost energy security and lower household costs

In an extended essay published in the Daily Telegraph on 29 September 2022, Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, Sir John Armitt, explores the importance of accelerating the development of renewable energy sources, cutting energy waste and boosting the take-up of low carbon heating to together help increase the UK’s energy security and reduce costs...

29 Sep 2022 By
Act now to secure energy and climate security, NIC and CCC advise new Prime Minister
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Act now to secure energy and climate security, NIC and CCC advise new Prime Minister

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) and the Climate Change Committee (CCC) have written to the new Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, setting out the positive case for action on energy efficiency, low carbon heat and renewables in the face of the current cost of living crisis. The letter, published today (Wednesday), sets...

7 Sep 2022 By
Adverse weather scenarios for future electricity systems: short duration events
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Adverse weather scenarios for future electricity systems: short duration events

The latest findings from the collaborative project with the Met Office and the Climate Change Committee on the possible impact of adverse weather on future electricity systems.

17 Dec 2021
Government must get UK ahead of the game in crucial engineered removals sector
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Government must get UK ahead of the game in crucial engineered removals sector

The UK government must commit to the wide-scale deployment of new greenhouse gas removal technologies by 2030 in order to meet its climate change obligations, according to a report by the National Infrastructure Commission.  The report sets out how the engineered removal and storage of carbon dioxide offers the most realistic way to mitigate the final slice of emissions expected to remain by the 2040s from sources...

29 Jul 2021 By
Engineered greenhouse gas removals
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Engineered greenhouse gas removals

29 Jul 2021
Distributional impacts analysis of engineered greenhouse gas removals
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Distributional impacts analysis of engineered greenhouse gas removals

Analysis Leeds University/Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment which informed the greenhouse gas removals technology study.

29 Jul 2021
Greenhouse gas removal technology attributes
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Greenhouse gas removal technology attributes

Technical review by Foresight Transmissions of current knowledge on bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) and direct air capture (DAC) technologies.

29 Jul 2021
Greenhouse gas removal technologies
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Greenhouse gas removal technologies

A study examining how greenhouse gas removal technologies can support the UK's climate ambitions.

29 Jul 2021
Policy mechanisms for supporting deployment of engineered greenhouse gas removal technologies
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Policy mechanisms for supporting deployment of engineered greenhouse gas removal technologies

29 Jul 2021
Call for evidence submissions to greenhouse gas removals technology study
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Call for evidence submissions to greenhouse gas removals technology study

29 Jul 2021
We must press the accelerator on transport decarbonisation
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We must press the accelerator on transport decarbonisation

An opinion piece by Caroline Bryce, Asset Management Adviser at Mott MacDonald and member of the Commission’s Young Professionals Panel. The UK announced its sixth Carbon Budget earlier this year, committing to reducing emissions by 78 per cent by 2035 compared to 1990 levels. The government expects to achieve this target through investing and capitalising...

20 Jul 2021 By

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