National Infrastructure Plan 2013 — energy aspects
On 4 December 2013, the government published the latest version of the National Infrastructure Plan, which was referred to by the chancellor in his Autumn Statement the following day. The plan identifies the government’s top 40 priority investments, which will be given their own dedicated ‘hot desk’ in Infrastructure UK and will be tracked by a new Major Infrastructure Tracking Unit.
The plan sets out the government’s overall vision for UK infrastructure and the need for investment (Chapter 1); analyses the state of the UK infrastructure in 2013 (Chapter 2); defines, for each sector (transport, energy, communications, waste, flood, water and intellectual capital), its strategic objectives, policy approach, key outcomes, upcoming policy milestones and priority investments that are central to the achievement of those objectives (Chapter 3); outlines the government’s policy approach to local infrastructure (Chapter 4); goes into detail on each of the key investments identified for each sector (Chapter 5); defines where finance gaps remain and the action the government is taking to address them (Chapter 6); and sets out ways the government will make it easier to deliver infrastructure, including changes to the planning system and the judicial review process (Chapter 7).
The UK’s primary energy supply is currently met from the following main sources: natural gas (35 per cent); oil (32 per cent); coal (20 per cent); nuclear (seven per cent); biomass and waste (four per cent); and wind, hydro and solar photovoltaic (one per cent)…
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