The Royal Academy of Engineering has welcomed the announcement that the UK’s energy strategy is to be underpinned by a full engineering roadmap to ensure that all parts of the strategy come together in the right order and at the right time.

This move is an explicit undertaking in the Government’s Renewable Energy Strategy and Energy White Paper, launched today (July 15) under the banner of A Low Carbon Britain.

"The engineering community has been calling for this type of approach to policy development and implementation to underpin successful delivery, “said Dr Sue Ion FREng. “We look forward to working with Government and industry to develop this approach so that we can help produce an implementation plan that is robust and achievable over the next four decades.

"Decisions today need to be followed immediately by new energy assets on the ground. The time for talking is past - restructuring our energy systems must start now. A whole systems approach to energy policy and climate change mitigation is needed and a roadmap approach should allow us to understand how and when elements of that system need to come together," she said.

Notes for editors

  1. Founded in 1976, The Royal Academy of Engineering promotes the engineering and technological welfare of the country. Our fellowship – comprising the UK’s most eminent engineers – provides the leadership and expertise for our activities, which focus on the relationships between engineering, technology, and the quality of life. As a national academy, we provide independent and impartial advice to Government; work to secure the next generation of engineers; and provide a voice for Britain’s engineering community.

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