The Energy and Climate Change Select Committee of the House of Commons is conducting an inquiry into Government proposals for electricity market reform.
E3G’s Simon Skillings was present at the hearings for this inquiry, held on 18 January and 25 January 2011. In advance of this hearing he also submitted a written submission which is available to download.
Simon notes that the current market arrangements in the electricity sector are unlikely to deliver our long-term climate security objectives and the risks of supply are also likely to increase. He goes on surmise that future energy policy should lead to increased future investment to the sector and coerce public acceptance and support, whose lives it inevitably impact.