Low carbon infrastructure – the civil engineering perspective

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.’

ESI references:

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: