COP26: Building Net Zero Infrastructure | IPT
Chair: Barry Gardiner MP, Select Committee on Environmental Audit
Speaker: Roger Bailey, Chief Technical Officer, Tideway
Dinner Discussion


Monday 13 September 2021


House of Commons

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In November 2020, the Government published its National Infrastructure Strategy. The key aims are to level up investment across the country and radically improve the quality of UK infrastructure whilst ensuring the net zero target of 2050 is achieved. Two thirds of UK Greenhouse gas emissions come from power, heat and transport networks. The National Infrastructure Commission recommends that energy efficiency measures should be installed in the short term to reduce heat emissions in buildings, whilst positive progress towards deploying offshore wind must continue. Huge investments will be made in the implementation of charging infrastructure and private sector investment will be unlocked to accelerate retrofitting the UK’s building stock. How can Government and industry work together to facilitate the development of new technologies and skills to maintain progress through this green industrial revolution? 

This event will: 

  • Consider changes that need to be implemented in national infrastructure within the main areas of building and construction, transport, power and waste
  • Discuss the challenge of retrofitting homes and the role of heat pumps and hydrogen heating in improving energy efficiency within buildings
  • Explore the importance of regional investment and redressing long-standing infrastructure inequalities between different parts of the UK