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Editor: David Keighley
12th January 2017

The Government is being urged to reinstate an annual energy statement and a series of reforms following a new survey by the manufacturers' organisation EEF, which describes UK industry’s confidence in current management of security of supply as "tepid, at best".

"The last 18 months have seen a high degree of uncertainty in the energy market as a result of numerous policy changes, the Brexit vote and two new administrations in a short period of time," said Claire Jakobsson, Head of Climate and Environment Policy at EEF. "Decisions on new nuclear and coal phase-out have started to steady the ship - we need a meaningful annual statement that sets out a clear and stable direction of travel for energy policy as part of an overarching industrial strategy."

According to this EEF report, just one third of companies agree that the Government has a long-term strategy for security of supply, with almost half disagreeing. Furthermore, just under four per cent of companies believe that the UK energy infrastructure has improved in the last two years whilst a quarter felt it had worsened. You can read more about this topic here.


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