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The UK's 'Ten Point Plan' for a new Industrial Revolution: Chinwag Podcast

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The UK's 'Ten Point Plan' for a new Industrial Revolution

This week the UK Prime Minister announced a bold vision for the future of UK energy; one with potentially transformative impacts on not only energy but on the country's wider economic activities too. Dr Massey and I cast our eyes over the various points and targets it contains, discussing whether they are surprising or not, what might be new and how the plan may progress and turn out in reality.

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The UK's 'Ten Point Plan' for a ne…

This week the UK Prime Minister announced a bold vision for the future of UK energy; one with potentially transformative impacts on not only energy but on the country's wider economic activities too. 

We cast our eye over the various points and targets it contains, discussing whether they are surprising or not, what might be new and how the plan may progress and turn out in reality.

 

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Matt Chester on Nov 20, 2020

I'm seeing a lot of warranted excitement over this plan-- it's the type of initiative we've been waiting for for years in the U.S. What's the level of optimism when it comes to putting the pedal to the metal and making it happen and not just aspirational? 

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Charley Rattan on Nov 20, 2020

It certainly encourages investors.

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Tom Baxter on Nov 23, 2020

Some initial comments.

A welcome iniative.

Pleased to see the passenger car BEV receiving centre stage. No mention of the hydrogen FCEV passenger car implying it has no real future for the UK.

I would have thought Energy Efficiency would have been one of the 10 point topics. It is mentioned for buildings but no industrial EE discussion - serious omission IMO.

The CO2 savings from advancing offshore wind and low carbon hydrogen are quoted over a ten year period. The savings are then compared with a single year (2018). That distorts the impact of the saving. For example, the 10 point plan quotes "savings of 21 MtCO2e between 2023 and 2032, or 5% of 2018 UK emissions" for offshore wind. A more comparative statistic would be 0.5% per annum on average. Although that does not have the same impact!

I need a lot more convincing that providing hydrogen for heating a town by the end of the decade is a good use of taxpayers' money.

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Thank Charley for the Post!

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