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Manufacturing Industries

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 95813, tabled on 24 November 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made a comparative assessment of the (a) decarbonisation needs and (b) costs of industrial processing plants and facilities that are (i) dispersed in location in the UK and (ii) situated within an industrial cluster.

Answered on

2 December 2022

A comparative analysis of the decarbonisation needs of clustered and dispersed industrial sites is contained in Annex 4 of the Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy. Analysis carried out for the Net Zero Strategy found that additional private and public investment of at least £14 billion would be needed to achieve the level of emissions reductions required in the industry sector by 2037.