ICE comment on PAC power decarb report

Institution of Civil Engineers comment on House of Commons Committee of Public Account report ‘Decarbonising the power sector’

In response to today’s report from the Public Accounts Committee ‘Decarbonising the power sector’ the Institution of Civil Engineers has issued the following statement.

Chris Richards, Director of Policy, Institution of Civil Engineers said:

“Today’s report from the Public Accounts Committee on decarbonising the power sector is a welcome acknowledgement that the UK government needs to do more to meet its decarbonisation goals.

“The Institution of Civil Engineers echoes the PAC’s call to bring together disparate decarbonisation plans into one coherent strategy. Without a clear plan to address energy needs, the UK risks being left behind as talent and knowledge will be directed to countries where investment and plans are more certain. Infrastructure professionals need clarity and certainty to make progress.

“The ICE also agrees with the PAC’s recommendation that the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero make yearly progress reports to Parliament. It is critical that the government, industry, and stakeholders work together to stay on track. We don’t have time to waste.”

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