Letter: Dr Jonathan Marshall, Head of analysis, Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit. Tony Lodge omits to mention that building new gas-fired power stations would not only lead to higher energy bills but would adversely affect the progress we are making in reducing carbon emissions. In the UK, as with most countries around the world, increasing wind and solar power is the cheapest way to add new capacity to the grid, even including the cost of balancing intermittent outputs. The government’s own figures show that onshore wind offers the best value, yet it is at present prohibited from competing against more expensive forms of power in renewable auctions.
Times 5th Feb 2019 read more »
IGov has argued that governance (policies, institutions, rules and incentives of markets and networks, regulations such as codes, retail policy) could play a central role in transforming the current centralised, carbonised energy system into a decarbonised, flexible, equitable and secure energy system able to meet our greenhouse gas reductions. IGov has shown how the current governance framework within GB is not-fit-for-purpose for enabling this to happen; has argued why this is the case; and has put forward our own ideas for creating a governance framework that is fit for purpose. This primer summarises this area of our research.
IGov 4th Feb 2019 read more »