Support for innovation to deliver net zero

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UK Parliament inquiry | Public Accounts Committee, House of Commons

The UK Government has pledged to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 – but getting to this target requires technological innovation in many areas.

The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero has estimated that half of all carbon reductions needed to reach this target will need to come from technologies that are still in prototype phases. This includes technological developments such as the ability to capture carbon at a scale and improve energy storage.

The Net Zero Research and Innovation Framework was published in October 2021, outlining the crucial research and technologies needed, and identifying the main innovation challenges, priorities and timescales.

The Committee will question senior officials at the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero, HM Treasury and the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology on the government’s approach to investment in research and innovation to deliver its net zero targets.

Read more here.

Deadline: 1 June 2023

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