‘Decarbonising’ UK industry: towards a cleaner economy

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Reducing industrial energy demand and improving resource efficiency could make a great contribution towards the UK government≈s goal of achieving 80% reduction in CO 2 emissions by 2050, while simultaneously improving productivity and creating employment opportunities. The government released its "Clean Growth Strategy" in October 2017. The associated technology roadmaps exhibit quite large uncertainties, and reducing CO 2 emissions over the long term will depend critically on the adoption of a small number of key technologies, along with the "decarbonization" of electricity supply. The so-called "Circular economy" interventions have the potential to make remarkable energy savings that are complementary to other energy-efficiency measures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-157
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Energy
Volume171
Issue number4
Early online date4 May 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018

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