The UK has become the first major economy in the world to pass a net-zero emissions law, setting an ambitious target to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050. The development and adoption of more energy-efficient materials is an important enabler for the UK to achieve this goal.
In September 2019, the Henry Royce Institute submitted a ‘Big Idea’ to the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council on ‘Materials for the Energy Transition’. This coincided with the release of the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) 2019 Report recommending a new emissions target for the UK: net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. View more