The UK is investing heavily in the energy sector. Public capital investment is the highest and most consistent in 40 years, while major projects in transport, energy and flood defence are being delivered in all parts of the country.
The three drivers of decarbonisation, decentralisation and digitalisation are transforming the energy landscape, alongside continuing technological advances and economic and political changes. Great Britain has the opportunity now to make sure it has the systems and capabilities in place to support the secure, sustainable and efficient delivery of energy in the decades to come
The Committee on Climate Change expects renewable energy to play a major role filling the gap in energy supplies. Offshore wind will increase tenfold to help meet its 2050 target to reduce emissions to net zero, and the climate watchdog has called for onshore wind and solar to play a far larger role too. But the advisory group predicts that at least two new nuclear reactors, in addition to Hinkley Point, will be required to help the UK meet its climate goals.
Supply Chain Engagement Zone
The Energy Supply Chain Engagement Zone will give attendees the opportunity to hear from some of the leading organisations and projects operating in the energy sector, worth around £190m according to the current National Infrastructure Pipeline.