Clean Growth: Technologies for meeting the UK’s emissions reduction targets Contents



1 Introduction


Our inquiry

Aims of this Report

2 UK Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Historic emissions

Net-zero emissions

3 The Clean Growth Strategy

Policy gaps

Deploying existing technologies

Developing less mature technologies

Co-ordinating development and deployment

Technologies for export

4 Decarbonising power generation


Managing intermittent renewable energy

Large-scale renewable power

New generation capacity

Repowering existing generation capacity

Small-scale renewable power

The Smart Export Guarantee scheme

Business rates

Network charge reforms

Nuclear power

Conventional nuclear power

Small modular nuclear reactors

Nuclear fusion

5 Decarbonising transport

Internal combustion engine vehicles

Fiscal incentives

Emissions regulations

Ultra-low emissions vehicles

The Government’s targets

Ultra-low emissions vehicle uptake

Heavy goods vehicles

The current and future transport system

Last-mile deliveries

6 Decarbonising heating

A low-carbon heating strategy

Hydrogen trials

Near-term measures for decarbonising heating

New buildings

Existing buildings

7 The UK energy system

A smart energy system


Smart meters

The Capacity Market

Price control framework

The roles for different stakeholders

The regulator

Local authorities


8 Carbon capture and storage

Carbon capture, usage and storage

A greenhouse gas removal strategy

Greenhouse gas removal projections

Frameworks for the deployment of greenhouse gas removal technologies

The Government’s support for greenhouse gas removal


Conclusions and recommendations

Annex 1: Units used in the Report

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 22 August 2019