UK’s low carbon future mapped out in Government’s Clean Growth Strategy
The Government’s Clean Growth Strategy has been published today (12 October 2017).
It sets out how the UK can benefit from low carbon economic opportunities through the creation of new technologies and new businesses.
Climate Change and Industry Minister Claire Perry said:
“The impact of the Paris agreement and the unstoppable global shift towards low carbon technologies gives the UK an unparalleled opportunity.
“By focusing on Clean Growth, we can cut the cost of energy, drive economic prosperity, create high value jobs and improve our quality of life.”
Measures set out in the Strategy include funding through the BEIS Energy Innovation Programme of:
- up to £10 million for innovations that provide low carbon heat in domestic and commercial buildings
- up to £10 million for innovations that improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings
- an extra £14 million for the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund, including a new sixth fund
- up to £20 million in a Carbon Capture and Utilisation demonstration programme
- up to £20 million to demonstrate the viability of switching to low carbon fuels for industry
- up to £20 million to support clean technology early stage funding