Following Water UK’s announcement that water companies will support applications for 100 sites on inland waterways to achieve designated bathing water standard status, Philip Dunne calls on the Government to ensure that resources are available to properly monitor these new sites.
Philip Dunne calls on the Government to develop a 27 year plan to provide clarity how the UK will decarbonise our economy during the path to Net Zero. He welcomes nuclear competition for SMRs; emphasises challenges for renewable projects in accessing the grid, being explored by new EAC inquiry; and urges support for community energy.
Philip Dunne welcomed the opening of negotiations with the EU for the UK to associate with Horizon Europe for R&D cooperation for researchers at universities across the UK, and highlighted the importance of leveraging the research capabilities of our universities and industries that work with them to innovate. He cited the example of Imperial College London whose researchers worked with over 160 partner organisations in 24 countries in Europe on the Graphene Core 3 project, which spawned Bramble Energy.
Philip Dunne asks Defence Secretary Ben Wallace for an update on Ajax procurement, where supply chain is being geared up to produce full vehicle set. The Ministry of Defence Secretary of State said the vehicle has passed its user validation trials, and is now on its basic field trials and doing well.
Speaking in Prime Minister’s Questions, Philip Dunne highlighted the UK's remarkable progress in cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 3.4% in 2022, while at the same time the economy grew by 4.1%, the fastest rate in the G7 and called on the Government to use next week’s Budget to stimulate continued investment in renewable energy projects.