Monday, January 23, 2006

Wolfe cries in alarm!

Another respondent to the energy review launch is worried that it's all going to be too rushed.

Philip Wolfe, Chief Executive of the Renewable Energy Association, said: "Ministers rightly remind us how complex the issues are, yet are consulting for just three months and promise new policy proposals by the summer. I hope that we will not end up with a quick and dirty energy policy that ditches the good work of the last Energy White Paper and has to be revisited yet again in a couple of years' time."

He outlines the priorities as:
  • We must close the so-called 'energy gap' before trying to fill it.
  • The Government should start by doing more to promote energy saving.
  • They should also firm up 2020 targets for new renewables production across all sectors
  • They should stop thinking that energy policy is only about electricity supply and look to heat, transport fuels and demand reduction as well.

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