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ICE comment on PAC report June 2023

21 June 2023

In response to the publication of the Public Accounts Committee's report Decarbonising the power sector, Chris Richards, Director of Policy, Institution of Civil EngineersĀ 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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  • Maggie Eckel, media relations manager at ICE