The government needs to do more to narrow the scope of the debate surrounding the future electricity generation mix, according to a Carbon Connect report.
The report, published today, claimed the government should establish a “low regrets” levels of technology deployment for low carbon generation, and then ensure the policies are in place to incentivise investment in them.
This approach, according to the report – the second of three in the Future Electricity Series from Carbon Connect, would help provide the longer term clarity that would “secure the longer term clarity” for the sector.
The report adds that the extra money invested into renewables could be more than offset by energy efficiency savings, although warns that the government needs to do more to show how these savings will arise.
Government needs to narrow the electricity generation debate