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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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  • User AvatarVictor Grayson 11th Feb - 10:37am
    Hi RC - also excellent insight to our problems. As an explanation to the layman it looks like the Eurozone is benefitting the exports of...
  • User AvatarPsi 11th Feb - 10:22am
    Ruth I would oppose all male short lists for jobs such as primary teaching even more strongly than I oppose AWS. I would support investigation...
  • User AvatarVictor Grayson 11th Feb - 10:12am
    Hi Petermartin, your contribution to an analysis of the UK economic position must be treated with great respect. Although never now discussed the balance of...
  • User AvatarDavid Garlick 11th Feb - 10:12am
    An interesting idea that merits some deliberation. Given that we don't have enough money to do this across the board it would be possible perhaps...
  • User AvatarDavid 11th Feb - 10:01am
    As far as I can see, this matches with the LDVoice "shoot dissenters on Calais" comments policy on this site. Liberal, my ass!
  • User AvatarPaul King 11th Feb - 9:58am
    I have some sympathy with the writer. It is true that we are not in Schengen or Euroland. But, in deciding whether we do or...