The Energy and Electricity Market Reform debacle – how UK government policy is failing the green economy

The Energy and Electricity Market Reform debacle – how UK government policy is failing the green economy

23 July 2012

 

By Harald Heubaum & Felicia Jackson

The UK’s Energy & Climate Change Select Committee released a scathing report today on the Government’s draft Energy Bill which addresses Electricity Market Reform (EMR).

The report suggests that compromises between the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) and the UK Treasury have resulted in a framework which is likely to fail to support either climate or renewable energy targets.

It is broadly accepted that building a secure, low-carbon energy system requires a series of government interventions to change existing market structures and create conditions that enable low-carbon technologies to compete on a level playing field.

 

For more, see http://www.rtcc.org/business/the-energy-and-electricity-market-reform-debacle-how-uk-government-policy-is-failing-the-green-economy/


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