The UK and the energy transition. Leading the way?

Contributors from Womble Bond Dickinson: Richard Cockburn, Chris Towner, Matt Lewy, Anthony Alderman, Vicki Redman, Simon Hughes, Sebastian Briggs, Lisa Rushton, Belton Zeigle

The United Kingdom is well placed to play a key role in global efforts to dramatically reduce carbon emissions over the coming decades. An urgent need to decarbonise its economy while ensuring the security of supply is pushing the UK to develop domestic energy sources in a way that is both environmentally sustainable and socially equitable. While the country has well-founded ambitions to become a leader in specific technologies, such as offshore wind, nuclear and hydrogen, there is still a clear requirement to strengthen supply chains and address the uncertainties of a rapidly changing market for renewables.

In this report, we will assess the main opportunities and challenges facing the UK when it comes to major low carbon technologies, such as solar photovoltaic (PV), onshore and offshore wind, and hydrogen. Some of the key findings are summarised in this report.

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