The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has released the second in its three-part video series focusing on the importance of low-carbon energy generation.
The newest animated short discusses a vital facet to helping the UK to reach its decarbonisation targets: new energy infrastructure.
Energy takes precedent
According to DECC, the scale at which plans are being made for infrastructure and investment dwarf any other sector, including transport.
£176 billion will be invested in energy over the next decade, with £110 billion of that planned for electricity alone. Energy Secretary Ed Davey announced the new initiative earlier this month, saying the plans would support up to 250,000 jobs “up and down the supply chain.”
This message is reiterated in the new video, which points out that the plans will not only help the country reach decarbonisation targets, but investment in this area will also improve the economy by creating opportunities for local workers and businesses:
“Energy is one of the biggest opportunities to kick-start growth and boost employment. It has a bigger infrastructure investment pipeline than transport, broadband, water and waste combined and the projects are widely spread geographically. Many projects are shovel ready – there are £23 billion of near-term projects already through the planning pipeline.”