Low carbon infrastructure – the civil engineering perspective

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energy infrastructure

Rugeley Power Station - jayneandd on Flickr

State of the Nation: Low Carbon Infrastructure is a succinct – 16 pages – policy paper published by the Institution of Civil Engineers in November 2009. It’s available as a PDF download.

Main recommendations

1. ‘Government must create an environment in which the lifecycle carbon impact of infrastructure assets and networks is key to decision-making.’

2. ‘Infrastructure owners and clients should focus on implementing efficiency and demand management measures and create clear plans for rolling out proven low carbon technologies.’

3. ‘Engineers and other built environment professionals must develop a systems approach to managing carbon impact across the UK’s interdependent energy, transport, waste and water networks.’

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