Review of UK Energy Policy
||Watson, J., Ekins, P., Wright, L., Eyre, N., Bell, K., Darby, S., Bradshaw, M., Webb, J., Gross, R., Anable, J., Brand, C., Chilvers, J., and Pidgeon, N. Review of UK Energy Policy. 2016. |
||Watson, J., Ekins, P., Wright, L., Eyre, N., Bell, K., Darby, S., Bradshaw, M., Webb, J., Gross, R., Anable, J., Brand, C., Chilvers, J., and Pidgeon, N.|
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This review takes stock of UK energy policy ahead of the Autumn Statement, Industrial Strategy and new Emissions Reduction Plan. Its main recommendations are:
- An integrated, evidence based approach to the new Industrial Strategy and Emissions Reductions Plan. The Industrial Strategy should set out clear priorities and the mechanisms for realising benefits for the UK
- A new White Paper on Heat and Energy Efficiency
- A ‘Gas by Design’ approach to the future of gas that is compatible with carbon budgets and targets
- A new approach to CCS commercialisation and deployment, in response to the Oxburgh report
- An extension of the Levy Control Framework beyond 2020, and plans for auctions that include most large-scale electricity technologies and demand reduction in a single auction
- Reform of the Capacity Mechanismso it gives equal treatment to all flexibility options, including demand side response and storage. This should be coupled with fairer treatment of energy storage
- Strengthened vehicle emissions standards that drive a shift to low carbon, cleaner technologies and are designed to endure after Brexit.
- A comprehensive programme of public engagement with energy system change at national and local levels. This should include mechanisms for the outcomes to influence policy decisions, incentives for bottom-up initiatives such as community energy, and measures to support shifts to more sustainable patterns of consumption.