The Energy Strategy and Policy Statement (ES&PS) is an important part of the policy and regulatory framework. It can improve the speed and consistency of the policy process and reduce the risks associated with increased central planning. A high-quality ES&PS is an opportunity for the UK to show international leadership in the governance of the energy transition.
E3G welcomes the move to publish an ES&PS. However, the current draft fails to deliver all the potential benefits. This consultation response explains how an ES&PS should be structured and identifies four changes that would significantly improve the current draft:
- More clarity in the strategic objectives,
- Setting out the approach to ensuring energy system resilience,
- Quantified outcomes,
- Identifying the key assumptions that underpin the outcomes.