Government call for evidence in net-zero review
The government has launched a four-week call for evidence seeking views on how the UK can reduce carbon emissions in a way that is economically efficient.
This is the first formal stage of the three-month net-zero review commissioned by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Secretary of State. Chaired by Chris Skidmore, the review aims to scrutinise delivery of the net-zero commitments in a way that boosts economic growth and energy security.
- How does net-zero enable us to meet our economic growth target of 2.5% a year?
- What challenges and obstacles have you identified to decarbonisation?
- What opportunities are there for new/amended measures to stimulate or facilitate the transition to net-zero in a way that is pro-growth and/or pro-business?
- What more could government do to support businesses, consumers and other actors to decarbonise?
- Where and in what areas of policy focus could net-zero be achieved in a more economically efficient manner?
- How many green jobs do you estimate will be created in your sector by 2030?
- How can we ensure that we seize the benefits from future innovation and technologies?
The review promises to consider how the UK’s approach to net-zero can:
- Deliver maximum economic growth and investment, driving opportunities for private investment, jobs, innovation, exports, and growth right across the UK.
- Support UK energy security and affordability for consumers and business and the need to rapidly increase and strengthen UK energy production and supply.
- Minimise costs borne by businesses and consumers, particularly in the short-term.
Professionals in materials, minerals and mining will play a vital role in enabling and driving the transition to a low-carbon, resilient and resource efficient society across a breadth of sectors. IOM3 members are therefore extremely well placed to provide evidence to this call. To inform the IOM3 contribution, please contact [email protected].
The review will produce a report including a set of recommendations which will be submitted to the BEIS Secretary of State by the end of December 2022.