Some real sense being spoken here in terms of UK energy policy and the need to decarbonise our infrastructure. Current policy has deterred investors and risks hitting our own carbon targets. A clear low carbon energy policy has been lacking from this Conservative government and it will be very interesting to see how the incorporation of the new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy changes matters. It is a great opportunity to to have a clear link between energy and climate policy and the UK's industrial strategy. Here's hoping for a more joined up approach to our transition to a low carbon economy.
“The choice is not between green and non-green investment. It is about making sure the entire infrastructural network that the UK is locking into — from energy and transport to school and hospital buildings — is consistent with the government’s decarbonisation commitments,” he stated. “The alternative is infrastructure the value of which would be at risk of rapidly diminishing as the government strives to meet its own carbon targets.”