Policy Hub

IDRIC Policy Team →

Policy and regulation play a crucial role in creating the enabling environment for industrial decarbonisation and the transition to net zero in the UK.

Building on IDRIC’s interdisciplinary research and innovation portfolio, the IDRIC Policy Team aims to support the development of effective policy and regulatory frameworks for industrial decarbonisation. In this way, we:

IDRIC supports the development of effective policy and regulatory frameworks for industrial decarbonisation.

  • Support key policy and regulatory initiatives through reliable and impartial expertise and analysis
  • Brief on key technologies, innovations and research developments
  • Convene forums for ongoing dialogue between industry, academia and policy-makers

IDRIC Policy Synthesis Report 2022 →

The annual IDRIC Policy Synthesis Report brings together insights from a year of extensive stakeholder engagement with IDRIC partners in industry, academia and governments and outlines key areas where policy and regulatory change can make a difference in supporting industrial decarbonisation.

More info and download.

Evidence gathering: Electricity grid connections and Industrial Decarbonisation →

Access to adequate electricity grid infrastructure currently represents a major constraint on UK Net Zero efforts. While the prevailing discussion to date has focused on delays to connecting large scale renewable projects, new or upgraded grid connections are also required to enable industrial users to deploy a range of technologies critical for reducing fossil fuel use, and therefore greenhouse gas emissions.

–> If your company’s decarbonisation plans have been affected by grid constraints, please take part in our Industry Survey HERE

Policy Forum and Roundtables →

In a series of events, IDRIC brings together policy-makers, industry and academic experts to discuss policy and regulatory challenges and viable measures to support and accelerate industrial decarbonisation across the UK.

Recent policy roundtables included

  • “Unlocking Investment in Industrial Electrification”. More info and discussion summary.
  • “Joined up planning consenting and permitting for industrial decarbonisation” (report in preparation)

Monthly Policy Monitoring and Newsletter →

We produce monthly summaries of ongoing policy developments relevant to industrial decarbonisation at UK level and in the devolved administrations.

To sign up for future editions, please use the newsletter sign-up link at the bottom of the page.

News →


IDRIC Annual Policy Report published

Next steps for decarbonising UK industry Policy and regulation…

Second IDRIC Policy Forum on Industrial Decarbonisation

Over the past few months, the IDRIC policy team has been collating…

Contact →

For more information about our upcoming policy engagement and research program, please contact us at policy@idric.org

Anna Pultar & John Ferrier

IDRIC Policy Team