Response from the Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM) to the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero Select Committee's call for evidence on Keeping the Power On: Our Future Energy Technology Mix.
We welcome the opportunity to respond to this consultation and aim to represent the collective views of IGEM Members and our gas industry stakeholders. We have selected questions from the consultation which are of greatest relevance to our Members and provided our response.
Britain’s Hydrogen Blending Plan sets out the actions needed from industry and government to start decarbonising the gas network through hydrogen blending; demonstrating that a 20% hydrogen blend could reduce carbon emissions by 6m tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, equivalent to 2.5m cars being off the road.
We're proud to have supported this report from the Royal Academy of Engineering on the low regret, urgent decisions that can be taken now to decarbonise the UK economy. The report includes a case study from our Head of Technical Services & Policy, Ian McCluskey, on the Deployment of Critical Technologies such as Hydrogen and Carbon Capture.
Developed collaboratively with the UK’s professional engineering institutions, the National Engineering Policy Centre has set out its key priorities for the 2021 Spending Review in its new document Six engineering ambitions for the UK Spending Review. This presents six core policy recommendations to the government across several core policy areas: net zero, infrastructure, education and skills, and innovation.
A new IGEM-sponsored report has called for an urgent Green Heat Roadmap by 2020 to scale low carbon heating technologies and help Britain’s homeowners access the help they need to take smarter, greener choices on heating their homes.