UKESC taskforce launched to accelerate low carbon economy

It will be co-chaired by Anne-Marie Trevelyan and aims to improve the technologies and skills needed to fuel a green economy

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The UK Energy Supply Chain (UKESC) taskforce has been launched to help British companies in their transition towards a green and low carbon economy.

The taskforce will be co-chaired by Energy Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan, will look to accelerate the technologies and skills needed to meet future energy needs and cover all energy sectors and areas of the UK supply chain.

The eventual target is for energy technologies developed in the UK to be exported to global markets to aid worldwide decarbonisation – once expertise across the sector has been developed.

The Carbon Capture & Storage Association (CCSA) has joined the taskforce to amplify the voice of the energy supply chain.

Ms Trevelyan commented: “It is vital that we work hand in hand with industry as we build back greener to ensure UK companies can play their part in meeting our ambitious climate commitments. I am looking forward to engaging with our energy supply chain through this taskforce.

“Working with industry will also guarantee we have a skills base fit for the future, with jobs on the ground right across the country for generations to come. The government’s commitment to levelling up every corner of the UK and supporting key government policies like the North Sea Transition Deal will be central to the work of the UKESC.”