Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum: Priorities for reducing emissions across the UK transport sector – next steps for the Transport Decarbonisation Plan

Published: 16 April 2020

Energy Systems Catapult’s Head of Infrastructure and Engineering, Liam Lidstone, is delivering a presentation at Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum: Priorities for reducing emissions across the UK transport sector – next steps for the Transport Decarbonisation Plan conference on 4th June 2020.

This online conference brings together stakeholders and policymakers to discuss the development of the UK’s first coordinated and cross-modal transport decarbonisation plan.

With the Committee on Climate Change reporting that the transport sector is the largest contributor of UK greenhouse gas emissions in the UK – and following the legislated target of reaching net zero emissions by 2050 – this will be a timely opportunity to consider measures to secure the contribution that is needed from the transport sector to meet this goal.

Liam is delivering a presentation in the session entitled ‘Next steps for energy storage technology in the UK and overcoming commercial barriers – reducing cost, supporting innovation, and what is needed from policy guidance’, whilst a keynote is being delivered by Bob Moran, Deputy Director, Head of Environment Strategy, DfT.

The event will explore the following:

  • Assessing the impact of the transport sector on climate change and the challenge of decarbonising;
  • Reducing transport emissions – improving efficiency, changing user behaviour, and support for innovation;
  • Delivering the infrastructure to support new modes of transport and meeting future electricity demands;
  • The shift to low carbon vehicles – biofuels, hydrogen and the transition from fossil fuels; and
  • Next steps for the Transport Decarbonisation Plan.

Due to COVID-19. This event is taking place remotely via online channels. To sign up or find out more about the event, visit the Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum event page or find out more about the Catapult’s Infrastructure and Engineering capability.