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Opinion: Rational energy policy must be central to 2015 manifesto

The alarm raised by the Chief Executive of Ofgem earlier this week over a looming energy ‘near crisis’ will not have come as a shock to most people. This is not the first time we have heard how our islands will struggle to support increasing energy demands in a carbon constrained world.

However, the major insight that Ofgem has provided relates to timing. Ofgem’s analysis points very clearly to 2015 as being the critical year when our reliance on imported gas could lead to a major spike in bills.

Lest we forget, 2015 is also the year of the next general election. …

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    David, the two articles you posted suggest that every company pushing for the right to be involved in fracking in the UK has misunderstood the...
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    Tony Which is more or less what I said in the first place If you read the line you quote in context of the one...
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