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National Infrastructure Strategy

legislation type Executive
Strategy
Passed in 2020
This strategy notably aims to enhance the country infrastructures' quality and to enable the overall net zero emissions goal by 2050. It defines how the government will boost growth and productivity across the Union.

The document states that the country will 1) keep decarbonising its power, heat and transport networks while enhancing its adaptation capabilities, 2) support private investment alongside the Energy White Paper, 3) reform the planning system to improve its functioning and speed, and 4) focuses on technology to transform its economy, from electric vehicles, to hydrogen heating systems and 5G.

Documents

  • By 2030, £1Bn will be to support the establishment of carbon capture and storage in four industrial clusters.
    Transport | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
  • By 2030, £1.3Bn invested in charging infrastructure to accelerate the mass adoption of electric vehicles ahead of ending the sale of new petrol and diesel cars.
    Transport | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
  • By 2027, plant 30,000 hectares of trees a year in the UK.
    Environment | Target year: 2027 | Base year: 2020
  • By 2027, invest £5.2Bn to protect 336,000 properties and boost resilience of communities to the increased flood risk.
    Adaptation | Target year: 2027 | Base year: 2020
  • £5Bn to be invested in the next five years to transform bus services and cycling infrastructure.
    Environment | Target year: 2025 | Base year: 2020
  • Provide up to £525M to bring both large-scale nuclear and invest further in nuclear technologies
    Energy | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 2020
  • Invest £1.3Bn in charging infrastructure for EVs, as petrol and diesel cars will be phased out by 2030.
    Energy | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 2020
  • The UK government end coal electricity generation no later than 2025.
    Energy | Target year: 2025 | Base year: 2020
  • The UK government to achieve 40GW of offshore wind by 2030
    Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
  • Ambition to capture 10 megatons of carbon dioxide per year by 2030.
    Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
  • The government to establish a £240M Net Zero Hydrogen Fund.
    Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
  • The Prime Minister announced that new petrol and diesel cars or vans are not to be sold after 2030.
    Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
  • By 2028, the domestic heat pump market should be ramped up to 600,000 installations.
    Energy | Target year: 2028 | Base year: 2020
  • From 2021, the amount invested in flood and coastal defence in England to be doubled to £5.2Bn and delivering 2,000 new defence schemes to protect 336,000 properties over 6 years.
    Coastal zones | Target year: 2028 | Base year: 2021
  • Since 2019, £469M will be dedicated for flood resilience between 2020-2025.
    Disaster Risk Management | Target year: 2025 | Base year: 2020
  • By 2050, NIC recommended to reduce water leakage by 50%
    Disaster Risk Management | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 2020
  • Investment in low carbon technology for 2030s and 2040s.
    Economy-wide | Target year: 2040 | Base year: 2020
  • For 2050, £100M has been directed towards Direct Air Capture technologies.
    Economy-wide | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 2020
  • By 2030, there will be an advancement of floating offshore wind technology of 1GW.
    Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
  • Between 2020-2025, there will be at least £51Bn investment in water infrastructure in England and Wales
    Water | Target year: 2025 | Base year: 2020
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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