‘Decarbonising’ UK industry: towards a cleaner economy

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Abstract

Reducing industrial energy demand and improving resource efficiency could make a substantial contribution towards the UK government's goal of achieving 80% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2050, while simultaneously improving productivity and creating employment opportunities. In this context, the government released its Clean Growth Strategy in October 2017, although it has a number of limitations. The associated technology roadmaps exhibit quite large uncertainties, and reducing carbon dioxide emissions over the long-term will depend critically on the adoption of a small number of key technologies, alongside the ‘decarbonisation’ of electricity supply. ‘Circular economy’ interventions have the potential to make significant energy savings that are complementary to other energy efficiency measures. But the task for both industrial and policy decision-makers will still be challenging.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1 - 11
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Energy
Early online date4 May 2018
DOIs
StatusE-pub ahead of print - 4 May 2018

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Carbon dioxide
Decarbonization
Energy efficiency
Industry
Energy conservation
Electricity
Productivity
Uncertainty

Keywords

  • Energy
  • Climate change
  • Business

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