Review of Energy Policy 2017
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UKERCs 2017 Review of Energy Policy, appraises energy policy change over the last 12 months, and makes a series of recommendations to help meet the objectives of the governments Clean Growth Plan.
Our main recommendations are:
- ‘Develop a strategy to avoid ‘cliff edges’ for the energy sector due to Brexit, including effects on interconnectors, the single electricity market for the island of Ireland, and nuclear power.
- A White Paper that includes stronger incentives for energy efficiency across the economy, and an enhanced programme of low carbon heat demonstration and evaluation.
- Learn from the success of offshore wind by extending competitive auctions in the power sector.
- Minimise the costs of electricity system change and renewables integration by increasing incentives for flexibility.
- Complementthe additional funding for CCS innovation with a new strategy for deployment in the industrial and power sectors.
- Ensure that vehicle taxation and other incentives are compatible with the target for phasing out new conventionally fuelled cars and vans by 2040. This should be complemented by a wider strategy for mobility that takes into account anticipated new services and business models.
- A more comprehensive programme of action to involve citizens and communities in the clean energy transition, building on ‘Green Great Britain Week’.
- Identify opportunities for energy policy learning across the UK – particularly in the areas of heat, engagement and energy efficiency.