IET: Energy Bill represents largest shake up of electricity market since privatisation

The draft Energy Bill represents the largest shake up of the electricity market since privatisation and the measures it puts in place will provide the framework for UK energy supply and security well into the 2030s.

The electricity industry and market is entering a period of rapid change and transformation as it gears up to meet the challenges of providing secure, affordable and sustainable energy. We welcome the ECC’s report following its scrutiny of the draft Energy Bill which we note was conducted over a very short period of time.

The ECC has raised a number of concerns which we share. In particular we support its concern that there is too little focus on encouraging energy use reduction and we support the need for much more attention to demand side measures in the Bill. We hope that government will give careful consideration to the ECC’s report and look forward to its response.

Robert Sansom – The Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET)

Dr Belinda Webb MCIPR
The Institution of Engineering and Technology

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