UK energy policy ‘could delay renewable energy investment’

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A new “dash for gas” could be created by the UK’s energy policy, delaying investment in renewable technology, a government committee has warned.


UK energy policy 'could delay renewable energy investment'

UK energy policy ‘could delay renewable energy investment’

Some £200 billion will be needed to upgrade the country’s energy infrastructure in the next decade to meet renewable energy and carbon reduction targets, according to the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

This investment will be accompanied by six draft National Policy Statements (NSPs) intended to improve planning for energy projects, however it has been argued these do not place enough emphasis on low-carbon developments.

The Energy and Climate Change Select Committee warn in a new report if too large capacity for gas generation is allowed to develop this could “crowd out opportunities for renewables to form a substantial component of the UK’s energy mix”.

http://uk.ibtimes.com/articles/20110127/energy-policy-039-could-delay-renewable-energy-investment-039.htm

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