The energy crisis: Deal with price now but we must ensure a sustainable future

Posted on 3 Nov 2021 by The Manufacturer

The current energy crisis threatens UK industry and manufacturing – but cheaper gas is not the answer in the long term. What’s needed is a fundamental change to the way we run our factories, says Innovate UK’s Dr Ben Walsh.

The current spike in energy prices poses a huge problem for the UK. While rising home-heating costs and failing energy suppliers are grabbing headlines, an even bigger – and longer-term – energy crisis is looming within the UK’s Foundation Industries. The foundation industries produce the materials that form our way of life. Glass, paper, cement,…

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