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Industrial decarbonisation roadmaps show the way ahead for energy intensive industries

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Potential solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy efficiency for the eight most energy-intensive industrial sectors in the UK, have been published.

The Industrial Decarbonisation and Energy Efficiency Roadmaps to 2050 have been published by Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) and Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS): produced by a consortium of Parsons Brinckerhoff, which recently combined with WSP, and DNV GL.

The reports mark the culmination of eighteen months of collaboration between the British industry, government, academia and NGOs mapping out the possible routes the sector could take over the next 35 years to make the transition to a low-carbon economy. The project received feedback from over 450 stakeholders.

The eight industry-specific reports create a long term view of the potential for industrial decarbonisation and energy efficiency, and address a range of interconnected issues to help inform future decision-making.  

Paul Noble, head of the WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff consortium said: “These roadmaps pave the way to a flourishing, low-carbon, and competitive future for these industries. Our consortium looks forward to working on these future challenges with the government and industry.”

The reports follow a series of sector workshops including a major London workshop on February 4, hosted by Parsons Brinckerhoff and DNV GL, which had a keynote address from the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey, with insights from leading industry and technical figures.

Media contacts:

Tom Hawkins, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff press office,
+44 020 7314 4585, Tom.hawkins@wspgroup.com

Joacim, Vestvik-Lunde, Senior Communication Officer, DNV GL
+47 41 02 03 19, Joacim.Vestvik-Lunde@dnvgl.com

Notes to editors:

WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff have combined and are now one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We bring together our 32,000 staff, based in more than 500 offices, across 39 countries to provide engineering and multidisciplinary services in a vast array of industry sectors, with a focus on technical excellence and client service. In the UK, 5,150 people provide consultancy services to all aspects of the built and natural environment working with governments, planners, developers and architects. The combined business has been involved in many high profile UK projects including the Shard, Crossrail, New South Glasgow Hospital, the Bullring shopping centre in Birmingham, the re-development of London Bridge station, Manchester Metrolink and the London Olympic & Paralympic Route Network. www.wspgroup.co.uk | www.pbworld.com

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