NIC publishes first National Infrastructure Assessment.
Today, July 10th 2018, the first-ever National Infrastructure Assessment for the United Kingdom makes recommendations for how the identified infrastructure needs and priorities of the country should be addressed. Government will be required to formally respond to the recommendations made.
The assessment calls for greater de-carbonisation, an expansion of renewable energy and for more electric vehicles. It also warns against building more nuclear power stations.
The NIC supports renewable energy, stating:
“Currently, around 30% of the UK’s electricity comes from renewable sources like wind and solar power – up from 12% only five years ago. Today’s National Infrastructure Assessment recommends that the government take steps to push this even further and ensures that a minimum of 50% of electricity comes from renewables in 2030.”
To read individual chapters of the Assessment, please click here.