Decarbonisation of the West Midlands Engine

Published: 10 August 2021

Join Susie Elks,  Energy Policy Advisor at Energy Systems Catapult, and Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) West Midlands Regional Chair, Gbenga Oludotun, for a webinar on ‘Innovation Policy for Net Zero’ on the 8th of September.

The UK is legally bound to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Susie Elks will discuss the economy-wide change this requires and how policy is needed to drive the nation there. Meeting the UK’s target will require unprecedented innovation across all sectors. Innovation not just in new technologies, but in new ways of deploying existing technologies, new business models, new consumer offerings, and, crucially, new policy, regulation and market design.

Energy Systems Catapult has a broad catalogue of work on the steps needed to reach net zero. In this webinar, Susie will walk through the changes needed in each sector of the economy, current policy and the proposals put forwards by the Catapult to ‘bridge the gap’. This will draw on the landmark report ‘Innovating to net zero’ and the Catapults Policy Team’s proposals for innovation policy for net zero.

You can register for this event on the Institution of Civil Engineers Website.