A survey of manufacturers by energy provider npower has revealed
the extent to which a significant number of companies are concerned
about UK energy policy, with topics such as investment in renewables,
excessive bureaucracy and the lack of influence that business
has over issues such as the Climate Change Levy and the Carbon
Reduction Commitment high on the list.
While manufacturers welcome changes to simplify the energy landscape,
these cannot be made at the expense of encouraging green energy,
says npower's Director of Markets and Innovation, Wayne
Mitchell. "The Government must maintain the balance between
reducing the regulatory burden on businesses and providing incentives
for investment in renewables."
With the Chancellor promising to review the issue of business
energy regulation, a consultation exercise has been launched
to sound out the opinions and concerns of UK industry, in particular
any changes to the CCL and CRC.
You can read more about this here.
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