11 Jul '11, 4pm

Huge day for energy sector as gov announces Electricity market reform whitepaper - here are qus that need answering

The government is tomorrow expected to release its long-awaited white paper on electricity market reforms, providing fresh details on how it plans to accelerate investment in low-carbon infrastructure and laying the foundations for new legislation in the coming months. The paper has been heavily trailed, with the government confirming late last year that the reforms will be based on four main pillars: a carbon floor price; contracts for difference to support low-carbon generation; capacity mechanisms to ensure investment in back-up power and grid upgrades; and an emissions performance standard to block plans for new unabated coal-fired power plants. However, tomorrow's report is expected to flesh out each of these proposals, detailing how the reforms will be delivered and what likely impact they will have on energy investment and costs. Some reports have already suggested ...

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