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Key topics

Key topics offer summaries of the IET’s positions on many of the most important policy topics.

The IET is interested in and comments on a wide range of public policy issues. 

The following key topics offer summaries of the IET’s positions on many of the most important policy topics and additional information on those of particular importance to the engineering profession.

Satellite dish Communications

A concise summary on communications issues important to members and society in general, with links to relevant factfiles.

Cyber security Cyber security

The need to improve the cyber security awareness and skills of those working in the engineering and technology sectors; and developing guidance material regarding the design and cyber security of intelligent buildings.

Students learning about engineering Education and skills

A concise summary on education and skills issues important to members and society in general, with links to relevant factfiles.

Offshore wind turbines Energy

A concise summary on energy issues important to members and society in general, with links to relevant factfiles.

Buncefield disaster Health and safety

A concise summary on health and safety issues important to members and society in general, with links to relevant factfiles.

Information technology  Information technology

A concise summary on information technology issues important to members and society in general, with links to relevant factfiles.

Innovation and emerging technologies Innovation and emerging technologies

A concise summary on innovation and emerging technology issues important to members and society in general, with links to relevant factfiles.

Intellectual property Intellectual property

A concise summary on intellectual property, its importance to the IET and raising awareness with members and society in general.

Aircraft jet engine Manufacturing

A concise summary on manufacturing issues important to members and society in general, with links to relevant factfiles.

Mobile phones, power lines and base stations Mobile phones, power lines and base stations

A concise summary of issues regarding any possible adverse health risks from exposure to low level electromagnetic fields, with links to relevant factfiles.

Solar panels  Power networks (PNJV)

A starting point for building knowledge and confidence, ensuring that the significant engineering changes ahead for our national electricity system can be met without risk to supply security and resilience.

Smart grids Smart grids

A concise summary of issues regarding smart grids, with links to relevant factfiles.

London Underground Transport

A concise summary on transport issues important to members and society in general, with links to relevant factfiles.