RECENT PUBLICATIONS

CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE: A NECESSITY NOT AN OPTION

 

PAUL A T DAVIES

Why is major investment in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) recommended by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the UK’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC) as “a necessity, not an option”?    

 

This paper summarises the need for CCS investment as an important part of the UK achieving ‘Net Zero’ by 2050.

INFRASTRUCTURE GOVERNANCE - THE GERRARD REPORT

 

REPORT FROM THE INFRASTRUCTURE FORUM'S

GOVERNANCE WORKING GROUP

Infrastructure Boards work much like boards in any other sector. However, the challenges facing the infrastructure sector and its key characteristics are sufficiently different to other sectors of the economy as to justify a specific set of high-level governance principles and practices.

This report suggests that even a relatively light-touch adoption of some common principles and practices of governance across the sector could yield benefits

The report provides a set of recommendations for boards across the infrastructure sector, regardless of whether their organisations are public or private sector, or whether they manage assets in operation, construction, early-stage development, or a combination of these.

IDEAS AND POLICY ADVICE

BEIS CONSULTATION ON THE RAB MODEL FOR NUCLEAR

RESPONSE FROM THE INFRASTRUCTURE FORUM 

The Infrastructure Forum's RAB Working Group has submitted its response to the BEIS Consultation on the RAB Model for Nuclear. 

 

The Working Group, comprised of experts in infrastructure finance with particular knowledge of the RAB model, UK regulatory framework and delivery of greenfield projects, considered questions posed by the consultation on the structuring of the model as well as broader Critical Success Factors necessary for setting up an investable nuclear RAB.

 

Particular focus was given to: the incentive mechanisms which facilitate the delivery of Value for Money for consumers, investors, the project developer and Government; ensuring a robust and credible Economic Regulatory Regime; the investability of the model; importance of a sustainable supply chain; and political support for a UK new nuclear programme.

UPCOMING POLICY DISCUSSIONS

THURSDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2020

VIDEO CONFERENCE WITH LORD GRIMSTONE

Minister for Investment, Lord Grimstone of Boscobel Kt, will lead a Forum videoconference on 17 September 2020.

 

His important role has the remit of encouraging investment into the UK from overseas institutions and sovereign wealth funds, opening up new markets for trade, and seeking to attract funds for key infrastructure projects.

 

It will provide an important opportunity to discuss with Lord Grimstone his assessment of the situation so far, the outlook and his plans for attracting significant new investment.

TUESDAY 29, WEDNESDAY 30 JULY 2020

HARTWELL HOUSE ANNUAL INFRASTRUCTURE SUMMIT

The 2020 Annual Infrastructure Policy Summit at Hartwell House will look forward to the next decade for Infrastructure with leading figures in the industry.

 

Issues to be discussed include: meeting the net zero target; regional devolution; the transport infrastructure revolution; the impact of data; connecting Britain; and project delivery. The event will take place from Tuesday 29 until Wednesday 30 September 2020

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