Sir John Armitt: Government needs to make real decisions, not just warm words

He said driving towards a 2050 net-zero goal is a great idea but stressed the difficult part was only just beginning

Infrastructure chief urges Chancellor to commit to major energy and transport upgrades

National Infrastructure Commission Chair Sir John Armitt is demanding action to meet the UK’s infrastructure challenges, with ‘clear and and lasting’ plans as well as stable funding

Ban new diesel lorry sales by 2040, urges NIC

The National Infrastructure Commission says the government must set long term targets to ensure UK freight is carbon free by 2050

NIC seeks views on future of infrastructure resilience

The consultation is open until 1st April 2019

National Infrastructure Commission seeks views on improving utility regulation

The deadline for responses is 12th April 2019

UK Government advised to call time on nuclear and boost renewables

The National Infrastructure Commission says there is a ‘golden opportunity’ to make the country greener and save consumers money in the long term

Budget 2017: New study to assess freight congestion and pollution

Chancellor Philip Hammond has asked the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) to study the future of freight and its effect on congestion and pollution. The announcement was made alongside the Budget this week, which included £540 million for EVs and charging infrastructure, a tax hike for diesel cars which will finance a new £220 million Clean […]

Smart energy could save UK consumers £8bn a year

Consumers could see savings worth up to £8 billion a year by 2030 by using electricity in a “smart” way. In a new report, the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) suggests a smart power revolution could be delivered around three innovations – interconnection, storage and demand flexibility. It believes they could also help the UK meet […]

Ofgem awards £46.4m for smarter energy networks

Eight projects that are expected to make the energy networks in Britain smarter and more cost efficient have been chosen by Ofgem. They were picked out of 10 entries and will share a £46.4 million fund as part of the regulator’s Network Innovation Competitions (NIC). The winning projects include developing a robotic device to inspect […]

Ofgem picks 23 projects for innovation competition finals

Ofgem has awarded 23 projects a place in the final stages of its three innovation competitions for regulated network companies. The network innovation competitions (NICs) is in its first year and makes up to £27 million per year available for onshore and offshore power transmission companies, with a separate £18 million for gas distribution. The […]