Commissioned by the Trade Union Congress and Energy Intensive Users Group, Orion Innovations undertook an economic, fiscal and employment assessment of the benefits of retaining energy intensive industries (EIIs) in the UK.
The report’s recommendations indicated the need for long term investment in EIIs, underpinned by stable energy policy. This would result in greater industry confidence in SmartClean innovation and lead to reduced net carbon emissions, improved employment and a more sustainable economic environment. The report was well received and is anticipated to influence short-term policy decisions as well as longer-term planning.
An extended executive summary can be found here.