16 Nov '11, 1pm

Green policy uncertainty sees UK slip down energy sustainability rankings

Uncertainty surrounding the government's electricity market reform (EMR) programme is detering low-carbon investment and damaging the UK's ability to develop a stable, affordable and environmentally sustainable energy system. That is the conclusion of a major new report from the influential World Energy Council (WEC), which confirms the UK has slipped from 8th to 14th place in the latest Energy Sustainability Index – a fall of six places since last year. FURTHER READING Updated: Government 'receptive' to carbon tax breaks for industry Electricity Market Reforms will not be finalised until early 2013 The annual review of the energy investment climate in 92 countries is based on governments' approaches to tackling what the WEC describes as the "energy trilemma" of supply security, access to energy and environmental impact. According to the index, the UK's performance relativ...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2125446/green-policy...

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