Carbon Emissions: Research

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 8 December 2021.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he will take to ensure that research and development projects to reduce carbon output in the UK are accelerated to quicken the pace of a green transition.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The 2021 Spending Review reconfirmed BEIS’s flagship £1 billion Net Zero Innovation Portfolio to accelerate the commercialisation of low-carbon technologies, systems and business models in power, buildings, and industry.

Following the Spending Review, BEIS will set R&D budgets through to 2024/25. Further details of how this funding will be allocated will be announced in due course.

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