Shaping UK’s energy future

February 19, 2015
Industry, government workshop unlocks strategy to decarbonize UK industry

Over 150 industry representatives came together this month to discuss the future of UK industry, including how the most heat-intensive industries can reduce carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency while remaining competitive. The UK’s most heat-intensive sectors are collectively responsible for 70 percent of industrial emissions. They are: iron and steel; pulp and paper; cement; oil refining; glass; ceramics; chemicals and food and drink.

The event, which was held on 4 February in London, was part of a larger UK Government project on decarbonizing industry by 2050. It is being led by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), with research conducted by Parsons Brinckerhoff and DNV GL. A full report on the project is due later in 2015.

At the workshop, the UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey shared his view on the issue, and Paul Noble from Parsons Brinckerhoff and Ulrika Wising from DNV GL delivered a presentation on industrial decarbonisation and energy efficiency 2050 roadmaps. See the presentation on our website.

IIP’s Jigar V. Shah participated on the panel as part of a group discussion about the government study’s preliminary findings.

For more information about the event, please see the program brochure.