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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 AvatarLiberal Al 20th Dec - 12:09pm
    This is a fantastic piece: especially as it actually understands that the debate on the European Union is more to do with identity than economics....
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    Tsar, whilst I am sure there are those in certain parts of 'Western world' (that oh so real and not in anyway outdated concept) who...
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    Ian Mollinson asks “What made us believe that they would willingly agree to proportional voting legislation or changes to the House of Lords?” Well the...
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    Talking of freeloaders. How about those with large amounts of inherited wealth? Are they freeloaders? Or is that ok because their ancestors came over with...
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    Thank you Nick for this tribute and in particular for getting it put here on LDV for the rest of us to read. In our...
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    Yes, spoiled children make all sorts of remarks about how their parents are unfair when they don't let them get what they want! Somehow the...
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