Foreman Roberts appointed for delivery of Strategic Energy Infrastructure projects supporting UK transition to a low carbon economy, including generating carbon emission reductions of circa 6.1 million tonnes CO2 up to 2030 from a single project.
The UK has committed to become carbon neutral by 2050. As the world’s fifth largest economy, to achieve a ‘Net Zero’ carbon status within 30 years is a challenge, as 39 per cent of the country’s electricity still comes from fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas, whereby burning hydrocarbons increases CO2 levels in the atmosphere, which contributes to climate change.
In seeking to balance carbon emissions with carbon removal, the UK will need to consider innovative solutions and commit to meeting the hard targets set. However, we are making progress. In recent months, renewable energy installations generated more electricity than fossil fuels and the UK generated electricity for two weeks without burning coal, which is a significant milestone on our journey to a cleaner and greener environment.
An ‘Energy Transition’ is now underway in the UK and environmental awareness is increasing, with the UK increasingly playing an role in leading the world towards a low-carbon future.
Foreman Roberts are currently delivering MEP designs for vital Strategic Energy Infrastructure projects supporting the UK transition to a low carbon economy, including a single project generating carbon emission reductions of circa 6.1 million tonnes CO2 up to 2030. The project will deliver inter-connectivity of power networks which will Improve security of supply, enable higher levels of renewables, avoid significant costs of building new peaking capacity and contribute to decarbonisation.