Plant & Works Engineering
IMechE response to Government Green Energy Plan
Published:  19 November, 2020

Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement of a 10-point green energy plan, the Institution’s engineering policy advisor Matt Rooney said:

“The Prime Minister’s 10-point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution is a collection of the various policies on decarbonisation that the Government has been working on for some time. The challenge now is to bring this all together into a practical and deliverable plan with joined-up thinking across the whole energy system.

The proposed “task force net zero” is potentially an effective way to oversee this unprecedented energy transition, but in order to be effective it must be well-resourced, include professional engineering expertise, and meet with the Prime Minister and relevant Secretaries of State on a regular basis.”