Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London
This lecture will identify the key challenges in ensuring the uptake of the technologies relied upon in the Emissions Reduction Plan.
This technical lecture is free to attend, book your place today!
The UK government's Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) has set out how the UK intends to meet the Fourth and Fifth Carbon Budgets, agreed in 2016. The two budgets require that emissions are reduced by an average of 10 MtCO2e (2-3%) per year across the economy from 2015 to 2032, achieving emission reductions of 57% below 1990 levels by 2032. This will keep the UK on the lowest cost path to the 2050 target (80% reductions compared to 1990 levels set out in the Climate Change Act, 2008). The Committee on Climate Change’s annual progress report on emissions reductions identified that there is currently a gap of 47% between the reductions required in the Fifth Carbon Budget period and the UK’s current trajectory. The gap could be even larger if existing plans fail to fully deliver.
The Emissions Reduction Plan scenarios will rely on the complete replacement of coal-fired generation with low carbon generation plus greater energy and resource efficiency and greater electrification of transport and heat. Along with CCS and nuclear, renewable heat and electricity has a key role to play.
This lecture aims to identify the key challenges in ensuring the uptake of the technologies relied upon in the Plan. This technical lecture is free to attend,
book your place today and we look forward to welcoming you to our London HQ.
17:30 - Lecture Programme
17.30 - Registration
18.00 - Lecture begins
19.00 - Q&A session
19:30 - Lecture concludes
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