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A plan for transitioning infrastructure to net-zero

02 September 2020

ICE’s recent State of the Nation 2020: Infrastructure and the 2050 net-zero target report put forward a series of policy recommendations for overcoming the challenges for achieving the 2050 net-zero target. The central recommendation was for government to deliver a plan for transitioning the UK’s economic infrastructure networks to a net-zero footing.

This policy paper expands on that recommendation by examining what a plan for transitioning infrastructure to a net-zero footing should consider. In doing so, it examines the key policy choices that will need to be made in relation tofour key areas:

  • The future energy mix
  • Pathways to decarbonising transport
  • Pathways for decarbonising heat
  • Reducing emissions from harder-to-abate sectors

This policy paper should be read in conjunction with State of the Nation 2020.

A plan for transitioning infrastructure to net-zero

Content type: Policy

Authors: ICE

  • Alex Hardy, policy manager at ICE