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Government renewable energy policy DTI Renewable Energy
UK government warned of energy crisis UK government warned of energy crisis | EnergyBulletin.net | Energy and Peak Oil News
UK nuclear energy policy EFGP : Resolutions
the lack of UK Government Policy Biofuels and Sustainable Transport Energy
Renewable energy policy Housing & buildings - Renewable energy policy
National Energy PoliciesWorld Nuclear Association | Policy Documents and Treaties
Renewable Energy in the UK: Renewable Energy in the UK:
The US | UK Energy Dialogue DTI Renewable Energy
UK Government Resources Energy Links CHPA
The UK Government's Response Science and Technology Committee Report on Scientific Publications ? The UK Government's Response
Science, policy and governmentRoyal Society | Our work | Science, policy and government | About science policy | Policy statements and reports | Economic instruments for the reduction of carbon d
UK Energy Policy Review World Nuclear Association | WNA Reports
Biofuels UK Nuclear Energy PolicyEFGP : Info
Key UK Government Contributions UK Govt Sustainable Development - A to Z
Energy Policy & Competition UNISON Scotland Energy Briefing March 02
Energy Efficiency Helpline - UK UK Govt Sustainable Development - UK commitments & delivery - Integrating Sustainable development across Government Departments - Sustainable development on the Government estate - Overarching Commitment - energy

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Energy Action Scotland - Current Issues
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Energy Action Scotland - Current Issues

Defra, UK - Environmental Protection - Climate Change
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http: //www. defra. gov. uk/ environment/ climatechange/ cm4913/ 4913html/ 12. htm
17/3/2005

Defra, UK - Environmental Protection - Climate Change

Confronting the Greatest Threat: Climate Change and Energy
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Confronting the Greatest Threat: Climate Change and Energy

Defra, UK - Environmental Protection - Sustainable Energy: Energy Efficiency - Energy Policy
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http: //www. defra. gov. uk/ environment/ energy/ review/
27/7/2005

Defra, UK - Environmental Protection - Sustainable Energy: Energy Efficiency - Energy Policy

Energy Efficiency: The Government's Plan for Action
i   'Energy Efficiency: The Government's Plan for Action', published on 26 Apr 2004, sets out in detail how the energy efficiency strategy in the White Paper will be delivered.i i i i The Government is continuing to look for ways to further strengthen the contribution from energy efficiency as part of the review of UK the Climate Change Programme which is due to conclude in late 2005.  i The Government's Sustainable Development Strategy, published on 7 March 2005, also discusses the important role of energy efficiency in meeting our sustainable energy goals, & the work being undertaken to promote it.   The White Paper announced the creation of a sustainable energy policy network - a network of policy units from across government departments; the devolved administrations; regulators; & key delivery organisations that are jointly responsible for delivering the White Paper.  i A background document is available explaining the basis on which the Government considers that the energy efficiency improvements set out in the White Paper can be delivered.  i
The Government Response to the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution's 22nd Report, 'Energy - The Changing Climate'
The Government response to RCEP's 22nd Report was published alongside, but separate from, the Energy White Paper on 24 Feb 2003.  
United Kingdom National Energy Policy and Energy Overview
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http: //energytrends. pnl. gov/ uk/ uk004. htm
25/3/2003

United Kingdom National Energy Policy and Energy Overview

The UK Energy Policy Accident: Driving into a Wall?
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The UK Energy Policy Accident: Driving into a Wall?

Renewable Energy: 21 Jul 2005: Written Ministerial Statements (TheyWorkForYou.com)
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Renewable Energy: 21 Jul 2005: Written Ministerial Statements (TheyWorkForYou.com)

i I am making today a statement to the House on the interaction of existing Government policy & planning procedures, with regard to the need for new energy infrastructure, arising from the targets, goals & aspirations for renewable generation set out in the 2003 energy White Paper, "Our Energy Future—creating a low carbon economy".  i Government policy puts in place broad objectives,..., fiscal regimes &, where necessary, financial support.i Beyond broad targets for renewable electricity & combined heat & power (see the energy White Paper) the UK Government don't believe that energy policy should set out a specific fuel mix for electricity generation; nor have they attempted to determine the best specific location for new facilities to generate electricity power or other kinds...   Instead the UK Government believe that the private sector is best placed to decide exactly what energy infrastructure is needed & how, subject to planning & environmental requirements, to deliver policy objectives most effectively.i In remoter areas,..., new distribution & transmission networks will be required as a consequence of the need to achieve—through new energy sources, as part of a package of measures—the Government's energy policy objectives.i The Government's aspiration is by 2020 to double renewable energy's share of electricity to 20 per cent. In Wales, the Welsh Assembly Government have set benchmark targets of 4 TWh per year? of renewable energy production by 2010 & 7 TWh by 2020.  i I am today placing in the Libraries of both Houses a fuller note setting out Government policy that is intended to provide assistance by being a material consideration of significant weight in planning decisions on energy infrastructure.  
House of Commons Hansard Written Ministerial Statements for 21 Jul 2005 (pt 13)
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http: //www. publications. parliament. uk/ pa/ cm200506/ cmhansrd/ cm050721/ wmstext/ 50721m13. htm
22/7/2005

House of Commons Hansard Written Ministerial Statements for 21 Jul 2005 (pt 13)

i The Minister for Energy (...): I am making today a statement to the House on the interaction of existing Government policy & planning procedures, with regard to the need for new energy infrastructure, arising from the targets, goals & aspirations for renewable generation set out in the 2003 energy White Paper, "Our Energy Future—creating a low..". i i i Government policy puts in place broad objectives,..., fiscal regimes &, where necessary, financial support.i Beyond broad targets for renewable electricity & combined heat & power (...) the UK Government don't believe that energy policy should set out a specific fuel mix for electricity generation; nor have they attempted to determine the best specific location for new facilities to generate electricity power or other kinds...   Instead the UK Government believe that the private sector is best placed to decide exactly what energy infrastructure is needed & how, subject to planning & environmental requirements, to deliver policy objectives most effectively.i i In remoter areas,..., new distribution & transmission networks will be required as a consequence of the need to achieve—through new energy sources, as part of a package of measures—the Government's energy policy objectives.i The Government's aspiration is by 2020 to double renewable energy's share of electricity to 20 per cent. In Wales, the Welsh Assembly Government have set benchmark targets of 4 TWh per year? of renewable energy production by 2010 & 7 TWh by 2020.  i i I am today placing in the Libraries of both Houses a fuller note setting out Government policy that is intended to provide assistance by being a material consideration of significant weight in planning decisions on energy infrastructure.  
UK Govt Sustainable Development - UK commitments & delivery - Integrating Sustainable development across Government Departments - Sustainable development on the Government estate - Overarching Commitment - energy
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http: //www. sustainable- development. gov. uk/ delivery/ integrating/ estate/ energy- intro. htm
5/9/2005

UK Govt Sustainable Development - UK commitments & delivery - Integrating Sustainable development across Government Departments - Sustainable development on the Government estate - Overarching Commitment - energy

i By sound sustainable management of its Estate [1] , Government can be seen to implement its own energy policies, eg? energy efficiency, & to act as a showcase for best practice. Government can also help to develop the renewable energy & low carbon technology market.   This document sets out the main points of UK sustainable energy policy, the impacts of the Government Estate on energy consumption & the targets agreed by all Departments to reduce energy usage.   The UK Government's sustainable energy policy is set out in the 2003 Energy White Paper Our energy future creating a low carbon economy & the UK Climate Change Programme published in 2000. The Energy White Paper commits the Government to putting the UK on a path towards a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of some 60 per cent by around 2050, or around 65 Million tonnes Carbon per year (MtC/y) against a baseline of some 165MtC/y.i The detailed goals & aims of UK sustainable energy policy, relevant to the Government Estate, include:  i Government spends some £193million each year on energy,..., 0.5 per cent of the UK total.i i
Does Energy Efficiency Save Energy:
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http: //technology. open. ac. uk/ eeru/ staff/ horace/ kbpotl. htm
12/5/1998

Does Energy Efficiency Save Energy:

i Regulatory Policies Government Policy   i This has been stimulated partly by disillusionment with the failures of energy conservation programs undertaken by utilities, & partly by the growing influence of the 'contrarians' - those hostile to government mandated environmental programs.   A special issue of Energy Policy, in Apr 1996, was devoted to whether utility energy conservation programs - through promoting energy efficiency - can correct perceived market failures.
Government Policy
i The UK Government has a target of a 20% reduction, below 1990 levels, in CO2 emissions by 2010 & has put forward a policy of promoting the efficiency use of energy in order to lower energy use & hence reduce CO2 emissions. However the Government has no plans to introduce energy taxation, except to increase duty of road fuels above the rate of inflation.  i Thus government efforts to promote energy efficiency will take place against a background of falling energy prices.i Government can also promote energy efficiency on non-economic grounds, eg? social welfare by providing heating comfort for the poor & elderly.  
DTI Renewable Energy
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http: //www. dti. gov. uk/ renewables/ renew_ 2. 1. 3. htm
16/9/2005

DTI Renewable Energy

The Energy White Paper
Offshore policy
European renewable energy policy
Other global renewable energy policies
The 2003 Energy White Paper ‘Our energy future – creating a low carbon economy’ recognised that a key contributor to the government target of 10 per cent of UK electricity from renewable sources by 2010 would be offshore wind. Wind energy offers the best, & most cost-effective, potential for expansion of renewable energy in the short term.i This section tells you about the Government's offshore policy.  i
Gareth Walton argues a more progressive energy policy is needed in Australia - On Line Opinion - 16/8/2004
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Gareth Walton argues a more progressive energy policy is needed in Australia - On Line Opinion - 16/8/2004

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Government attacked over inadequate green energy policies
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http: //www. guardian. co. uk/ renewable/ Story/ 0, 2763, 1513565, 00. html
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Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Government attacked over inadequate green energy policies

Renewable energy archived articles
High time for an energy fix
Government attacked over inadequate green energy policies Terry MacalisterFriday June 24, 2005The Guardian The government was warned yesterday that aspects of its policies to develop renewable energy & reduce carbon emissions were "totally inadequate".i But the white paper & the Energy Act which followed it were devoid of policy measures to make it happen," argued Philip Wolfe, RPA chief executive.i Mr Wolfe said it was time to look at energy policy in a holistic way & not as a set of isolated problems. Another step would be to bring all energy work into a single government department led by a minister with a seat in cabinet.i Energy producers expressed their concerns about other aspects of building alternative energy projects in Britain, saying they were hampered by delays in getting planning permission & insufficient incentives. Malcolm Wicks, the energy minister, told the conference that this government more than any other had put climate change at the top of the agenda & was committed to expanding renewable projects. "
Reports & Speeches: Energy Policy
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Reports & Speeches: Energy Policy

The Secretary of State for Wales has taken an active role in the development of the energy white paper, published in Feb 2003, & he is committed to achieving the goals set out in it. He is a member of the ad-hoc ministerial group set up to oversee the implementation of the energy white paper's recommendations.  i To make this a reality the white paper announced the creation of a sustainable energy policy network ( SEPN ) a network of policy units from across government departments, the devolved administrations, regulators & key delivery organisations that are jointly responsible for delivering the white paper.   Energy policy is not a devolved responsibility under the Government of Wales Act 1998, but a matter reserved to the UK Government. However there are aspects of policy covered in the energy white paper that are devolved to the National Assembly for Wales, eg? fuel poverty.   its ?the responsibility of the Secretary of State for Wales to ensure that energy policy in the UK is developed in such a way that Wales' needs are taken fully into account. Where policy falls to the National Assembly for Wales, eg? fuel poverty, the Secretary of State ensures that there are effective working relationships between the Government & the Assembly. its ?also for him to ensure that the National Assembly for Wales & the people of Wales understand the Government's position on energy policy.  
Conservative Party - News Story
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Conservative Party - News Story

UNISON Scotland Energy Briefing March 02
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http: //www. unison- scotland. org. uk/ briefings/ energpol. html
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UNISON Scotland Energy Briefing March 02

Friends of the Earth Cymru: Press Release:
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http: //www. foe. co. uk/ cymru/ english/ press_ releases/ 2004/ weak_ energy_ policy. html
27/5/2005

Friends of the Earth Cymru: Press Release:

i Responding to the Welsh Assembly Government's recent Energy Saving Wales plan & budget announcement, Friends of the Earth Cymru is claiming that the measures proposed are little more than a reiteration of standard energy saving advice that has over the years failed to reduce energy use.  i With the National Assembly's commitment to sustainable development one would have expected it to be ahead of the UK Government on a policy that has such clear environmental, economic & social benefits.   "The plan is also strangely at odds with the Assembly Government's commendable targets for renewable energy.i "The Welsh Assembly Government's energy saving plan is unlikely to reduce energy consumption in Wales let alone bring about the step change that the crises of climate change demands.i We are writing to express our disappointment with both the Welsh Assembly Government's energy efficiency policy, as stated in the 'Energy Saving Wales ' action plan that you launched on Tue, & the expenditure allocated to energy efficiency in the Assembly budget that was approved on Wed.  i This is strangely at odds with the Assembly Government's commendable targets for renewable energy in Wales.   It compares unfavourably with the UK Government's energy efficiency action plan produced by DEFRA.i its ?regrettable, eg?, that "the Assembly Government, its agencies & the NHS in Wales" will only "report annually on the use of energy in its estates" rather than set a target of cutting carbon emissions by 29% by 2011 as stated for the central Government estate in the DEFRA energy efficiency action plan.i
DTI Renewable Energy
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http: //www. dti. gov. uk/ renewables/ renew_ 2. 1. 4. htm
16/9/2005

DTI Renewable Energy

The Energy White Paper
Offshore policy
UK national policies
European renewable energy policy
The International Energy Agency
Other global renewable energy policies
  The DTI & the Carbon Trust, both members of the Sustainable Energy Policy Network, jointly conducted the Review.  i
Institute of Physics - Media Relations
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Institute of Physics - Media Relations

The Institute of Physics is concerned that the government is ambiguous in its policy on nuclear energy. In the forthcoming energy white paper, the government intends to announce that no further nuclear power stations will be built in the UK in the foreseeable future, but states that a later decision might reverse the policy. There appears to be no rational energy policy for the UK in the short- to medium-term.   In recent days, the media has also been speculating about the government's lack of strategy in the future management of nuclear energy & renewable energy. Unless there is new nuclear build, the reliance on fossil fuel energy generation will be unabated.i Hence, its ?essential that the government indicates its support for the so-called 'Fast Track' approach to fusion recommended by a panel of European experts led by Prof David King, the government's Chief Scientific Adviser, & the UK's involvement, via EURATOM, in ITER, the international fusion project which aims to demonstrate fusion energy production on a 20-30 year...  i The Institute's physics policy pages can be found at http://policy.iop.org.   The government's energy white paper is scheduled to be published in Feb 2003.  i
The Observer | Business | Government must take up the reins of power
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The Observer | Business | Government must take up the reins of power

Government must take up the reins of power Brian Wilson calls for a new Department of Energy to make vital policy decisions in the interests of national security Sun Oct 2, 2005The Observer Tony Blair's decision to put new nuclear power stations back on the political agenda during his Brighton speech...i In truth, current UK energy policy won't merely 'allow' 70 per cent of our electricity to come from gas by 2020 (...) - it positively relies on it. Much against my own advice, that was the cornerstone assumption to emerge from the 2003 Energy White Paper.i For how much longer, indeed, as Blair implied, can this exercise in wishful thinking be allowed to pass for energy policy? There are 3 imperatives that should govern energy policy - security of supply, affordability & carbon reduction. In these circumstances - & particularly for those of us who actually believe the rhetoric about climate change & the need to counter it - its ?fatuous to maintain that government doesn't have a substantial role to play in determining our energy strategy.i Energy generation, distribution & supply are no longer the business of government; therefore, let us dismantle a Whitehall bureaucracy that no longer has a significant role to play. But times have changed once again, & there is now an urgent need for some government to give energy policy its proper place.i
UK: Government Publishes First Annual Report Of Energy White Paper :: Future Energies :: The future of energy
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UK: Government Publishes First Annual Report Of Energy White Paper :: Future Energies :: The future of energy

Solid Fuel Association Asks The UK Energy Minister Malcolm Wicks to Support the Use of Wood and Solid Fuel for Domestic Heating in the Light of a Possible Energy Crisis
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Solid Fuel Association Asks The UK Energy Minister Malcolm Wicks to Support the Use of Wood and Solid Fuel for Domestic Heating in the Light of a Possible Energy Crisis

i   ALFRETON, England, Sept 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In a letter sent to The Energy Minister today, the Solid Fuel Association is urging Malcolm Wicks to persuade his colleagues in Defra & the ODPM to soften their stance against solid fuel domestic heating & do more to promote the burning of wood.   The Government's Energy Policy as set out in its Energy White Paper sensibly notes the dangers to the planet of global warming caused by increased greenhouse gases. Part L of the Building Regulations has focussed up to now on increasing the energy efficiency of dwellings. The forthcoming amendment to Part L however will estimate the amount of carbon dioxide a building emits & this same estimate will be used when the UK implements the European Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings. The result of these policies is to penalise high carbon fuels eg? coal & smokeless fuel.i Such incidents should serve as a warning to the UK Government illustrating the vulnerability of pursuing a policy of reliance on imported fuel supplies & favouring one energy source - gas - to such an extent in both the power generation & domestic heating sectors. The ability to substitute or complement our fully automatic oil or gas heating system with one capable of burning a choice of fuels, including wood, is a facility which should be supported by Government policy, not penalised by it.   In the same way that the Government should recognise the role of coal in the generation of power in the UK, so it should recognise the rights of its citizens to use a non-netbound energy supply as either their primary source of heating, or more likely as a secondary or back up source in the case of supply shortages or price rises.  i
DTI: Energy - Sustainable Energy Policy Network
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DTI: Energy - Sustainable Energy Policy Network

References - United Kingdom Energy R&DAnalyses by CountryCrosscutting AnalysesPDF - Complete ReportReport by SectionStatistics1: Summary of Analytical FindingsPDF2: National Science and Technology EffortPDF 3: National Energy Policy/OverviewPDF4:
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http: //energytrends. pnl. gov/ uk/ ukre. htm
25/3/2003

References - United Kingdom Energy R&DAnalyses by CountryCrosscutting AnalysesPDF - Complete ReportReport by SectionStatistics1: Summary of Analytical FindingsPDF2: National Science and Technology EffortPDF 3: National Energy Policy/OverviewPDF4:

Renewable Energy Information - Wind, Solar, Photovoltaic, Biomass, Hydro, Electricity, Power
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http: //www. agores. org/ POLICY/ NAT_ STRATEGY/ MEMBERS/ UK/ default. htm
21/3/2001

Renewable Energy Information - Wind, Solar, Photovoltaic, Biomass, Hydro, Electricity, Power

DTI Home Page Department of Trade & Industry NEW REVIEW: DTI publication on renewable energy in the UK. Press Releases on UK renewable energy activity.  
UK Renewables Home Page Official UK government renewable energy website.i Policy Report The following report on renewable energy policy in the UK? has been produced by ETSU, The UK Energy Technology Support Unit , under the auspices of the Renewable Energy Working Group of the European Energy Network (EnR). i The aims for the UK Government's policy on new & renewable energy are:  i i UK Energy Report The 1999 edition of this report, illustrating the direction of the UK government's general energy policy. UK Energy Sector Indicators This publication contains a full set of energy indicators covering the depletion of fossil fuels, capacity of nuclear & renewable energy sources, competition in the gas & electricity industries, energy use by fuel sector & fuel prices. i Introductory Guide A guide to UK renewable energy produced by The Network for Alternative Technology & Technology Assessment (NATTA), an independent network within the OU Energy & Environment Research Unit.
Chemical Industries Association Position Statement - Energy Policy & Pricing
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Chemical Industries Association Position Statement - Energy Policy & Pricing

UK Govt Sustainable Development - UK commitments & delivery - Integrating Sustainable development across Government Departments - Sustainable development on the Government estate - Overarching Commitment - energy
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http: //www. sustainable- development. gov. uk/ delivery/ integrating/ estate/ energy- guidance. htm
19/7/2005

UK Govt Sustainable Development - UK commitments & delivery - Integrating Sustainable development across Government Departments - Sustainable development on the Government estate - Overarching Commitment - energy

World Nuclear Association | Policy Documents and Treaties | Royal Society statement
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12/2/2003

World Nuclear Association | Policy Documents and Treaties | Royal Society statement

Royal Society statement on UK Government's White Paper on energy, 10 Feb 2003   Ahead of the publication of the Government's White Paper on energy, the President of the Royal Society, Lord May of Oxford, & Vice-Presidents of the Royal Society, Prof David Wallace, Prof Patrick Bateson, Prof John Enderby & Prof Julia Higgins, today (...) issued the following joint statement: "The Government must show political courage in its forthcoming energy White Paper by spelling out clearly how nuclear power, renewables & energy efficiency measures could best contribute to a future in which carbon dioxide emissions are drastically reduced. These policies must be driven by the aim of ensuring we have an adequate & secure supply of affordable energy to power our vehicles, to light our homes & to safeguard our jobs, whilst also properly dealing with the production of wastes, including both carbon dioxide & radioactive materials.  i "Therefore, the UK, like the rest of the industrial world, must adopt energy policies that ensure we are on the path to reducing our emissions by as much as 60 per cent to stabilise the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere & stave off the potentially most catastrophic effects of climate change. The Government's figures show that UK carbon dioxide emissions have increased over the last 2 years, & although we are likely to hit our Kyoto targets, the UK's energy policies must take us towards cuts in emissions of 60 per cent in the longer term.  i "If the Government does change its present policies on nuclear energy, the Royal Society believes that plans to build any new nuclear power stations must be accompanied by a strategy for dealing with the long-term storage & disposal of the radioactive waste that they will produce.  i The fact that DEFRA is responsible for dealing with waste, while DTI deals with the commissioning & operation of power stations, must not prevent a coherent approach to policy that meets our future energy requirements whilst properly managing any waste that is produced."
Strategy Unit Press Release
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Strategy Unit Press Release

i 'I asked the PIU to examine the long-term challenges for energy policy in the UK, & to set out how energy policy can ensure competitiveness, security & affordability in the future.  i Increased reliance on imports from Europe & elsewhere underlines the need to integrate our energy concerns into our foreign policy.  i
  • recognition of the importance of bringing climate change objectives to the heart of energy policy given the importance of the energy system in reducing greenhouse gas emissions;
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  • Government must continue to pay attention to long-term incentives for investment in the regulated energy utilities, even though current levels of investment are healthy.
  • The government should use economic instruments to bring home the cost of carbon emissions to all energy users & enable UK firms to take part in international carbon trading.
  • The Government should set up a new cross-cutting Sustainable Energy Policy Unit to draw together all aspects of UK energy policy.
  1. The PIU 's aim is to improve the capacity of government to address strategic, cross-cutting issues & promote innovation in the development of policy, & in the delivery of the government's objectives.
  2. 'The Energy Review ' submitted to Government & published today is available in hard copy from PIU , 4 th floor Admiralty Arch, The Mall, London, SW1A 2WH.
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RCEP
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17/1/2005

RCEP

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Prof John Chesshire
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4/10/2005

Prof John Chesshire

i · From Apr 2000, Honorary Prof, SPRU & policy adviser to several UK public agencies, Government departments & international institutions.· Main research interests include: energy policy; energy demand analysis & energy efficiency policy; energy pricing & investment; electricity & gas liberalisation & regulation; & energy R&D & technology policy.i · Current or past Editorial Board Member of The Business Economist, Catalyst, Energy Economics, Energy & Environment & Utilities Policy.  i · Member of the Government's Sustainable Energy Policy Advisory Board (SEPAB) since 2003.i · Member of the Government's Energy Advisory Panel (DTI), 2001-03.· Chairman, national Stakeholder Consultations for the Cabinet Office PIU Energy Review & in preparation for the Energy Policy White Paper, (for DTI & DfT), 2001-02.i A co-editor (with FhG-ISI & NTUA), Economic Foundations for Energy Policy: The Shared Analysis Project, DG Energy, European Commission, Nov 1999, pp.i Several high-level, strategic policy reports have been prepared recently for governments, government departments & international agencies, but these aren't available in the public domain.
DTI Renewable Energy
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http: //www. dti. gov. uk/ renewables/ renew_ 2. 1. 5. htm
16/9/2005

DTI Renewable Energy

The Energy White Paper
Offshore policy
UK national policies
European renewable energy policy
The International Energy Agency
The US | UK Energy Dialogue
Other global renewable energy policies
Defra, UK - Environmental Protection - Climate Change
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http: //www. defra. gov. uk/ environment/ climatechange/ 05. htm
14/5/2005

Defra, UK - Environmental Protection - Climate Change

i The Government's central energy policy objective has been to ensure secure, diverse, & sustainable supplies of energy at competitive prices. Renewable sources of energy are an important part of the Government's climate change programme with a target to provide 10% of the UK's electricity from renewable sources of energy by 2010.i The Government, working closely with industry, continues to promote the business & environmental benefits of CHP, working through the Action Energy (formerly the Energy Efficiency Best Practice Programme & the Energy Saving Trust.   The White Paper defines a long-term strategic vision for energy policy combining our environmental, security of supply, competitiveness & social goals.   The White Paper defined 4 goals for our energy policy, the 1st of which was to put ourselves on a path to reduce the UK's carbon dioxide emissions by some 60 per cent by 2050. In reducing carbon dioxide emissions from the energy supply sector, our priority is to increase the amount of energy generated from renewable energy sources & strengthen the contribution of energy efficiency.   The implementation of the White Paper is being taken forward via the Sustainable Energy Policy Network (SEPN) , a network of policy units from across government departments, the devolved administrations, regulators & key delivery organisations that are jointly responsible for delivering the commitments in the White Paper.   Further information about UK's energy policy & the Energy White Paper can be found on the DTI site at: www.dti.gov.uk/energy/index.
Conservative Party - News Story
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Conservative Party - News Story

Conservatives ask for review of energy policy
Shadow Energy Minister, Bernard Jenkin, has called for full scale review of UK energy policy as fears grow of disrupted gas & electricity supplies during the coming winter, leading to job losses among manufacturing firms. Mr Jenkin said ministers needed to prepare plans to maintain security of supplies & ensure fair pricing systems, after Sir Digby Jones, Director General of the Confederation of British Industry, warned that if there is a cold winter, energy suppliers would "throw the switch" on business, with firms shutting down, & employees... Seizing on the looming crisis, caused by spiralling energy prices, a failure to build up stocks, & the predicted interruptions to gas & electricity supplies, Mr Jenkin said: "We are heading for a major potential failure of energy policy for which the Government is 100 per cent responsible." There is nothing the Government can do in the short term, but they should have an immediate review of energy policy to produce a comprehensive White Paper by Christmas on how to ensure fair pricing, security of supply & compliance with environmental objectives beyond the next few months. " How many workers will have to pay for the Government's incompetence with their jobs? The Government's energy policy is a shambles & makes a mockery of Labour's claim to be the party of British workers. With gas shortages predicted for this winter & the next, & electricity shortages predicted for 2008, the Government needs to take some urgent decisions."
All-Energy - renewable energy, green energy, clean energy
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All-Energy - renewable energy, green energy, clean energy

Research Councils UK: First Research Director appointed to new UK Energy Research Centre
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Research Councils UK: First Research Director appointed to new UK Energy Research Centre

Research Councils UK: 2004 review
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Research Councils UK: 2004 review

Planet Ark : UK energy policy could hurt British industry-EIUG
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Planet Ark : UK energy policy could hurt British industry-EIUG

UK energy policy could hurt British industry-EIUG
LONDON - Britain's big industrial energy users said this week higher gas & power prices, resulting from government measures to curb greenhouse gas emissions, could hit their ability to compete in world markets.
Lobby group Energy Intensive Users Group (EIUG) said that unless other countries followed similar policies to those outlined by the UK government in a white paper earlier this week, the impact on British industry could be devastating. "The big dilemma for energy policy remains how to achieve a low carbon economy without damaging competitiveness," he said. The government,..., said its policies might add 10-25 % to industrial power prices & 15-30 % to industrial gas prices over the next 17 years. But it said the price increases would not push up energy costs to consumers as increased efficiency should lead to them using less energy.
UK:UK Government to Decide Within Year on New Nuclear Build USA:US Government Unveils Energy Hog to Promote Conservation
Ramblers Association - Scotland
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http: //www. ramblers. org. uk/ scotland/ renewables/ polstatement- dec04. html
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Ramblers Association - Scotland

i Such action should include the management of energy demand & increasing the contribution to overall energy supply from renewable energy technologies. We support policies that encourage renewable energy development in areas that can accommodate development without detracting from landscape, recreation, biodiversity & cultural values. We hope this policy statement will encourage planning authorities, the Scottish Executive & UK Government to modify the current approach to renewable energy development &, in particular, to develop new criteria to control the development of onshore windfarms. Furthermore we believe there is a need for a fundamental change in the financial incentives which support renewable energy development so that, in the case of land based wind turbines, more support is given to small scale & less to industrial scale developments. In particular we feel that there should be major constraints on the upgrading of the land-based grid & more emphasis given to the generation of renewable energy close to centres of demand.i Discussion with government is dominated by the energy industry with no place for the representatives of environmental groups, local communities or local authorities. We note that the changes advocated in this policy statement won't detract from the Scottish Executive’s 2010 & 2020 targets for renewable energy development.i Download full Renewable Energy Policy Statement for Ramblers Scotland i
OST: The issues
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Defra, UK: 2004 news releases: UK CLIMATE CHANGE PROGRAMME REVIEW: CONSULTATION LAUNCH
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Defra, UK: 2004 news releases: UK CLIMATE CHANGE PROGRAMME REVIEW: CONSULTATION LAUNCH

i The Government is well on course to meet its Kyoto emissions reduction target, but more needs to be done to achieve our national goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 20 per cent below 1990 levels by 2010.   Emissions of the 6 main greenhouse gases have fallen by 14 per cent since 1990, & as a result of the policies currently in place, are projected to be 21 per cent below 1990 levels in 2010.  i
  • Energy Efficiency : Greater energy efficiency will play a key role in reducing carbon emissions. A range of measures to stimulate take-up of energy efficiency measures in households has been introduced, which include regulatory & incentive-based policies; grants & other economic incentives; & providing information & advice. The Government also announced in last week's pre-budget report a £20m package of measures to accelerate the development of energy efficient technology to help the UK move to a low carbon economy.  
  • Biomass : The Government would like to see a rise in the production of biomass,..., forestry & the rural economy.
i i 3 The Sustainable Energy Policy Network was set up to aid the delivery of the EWP. It involves all the relevant policy units from across Government departments, the devolved administrations, regulators & key delivery organisations that are jointly responsible for delivering the White Paper.i
Greenpeace: Choose Clean Energy - News
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Greenpeace: Choose Clean Energy - News

Pumping Poverty finds that government aid is being spent on supporting energy projects which benefit UK & US oil companies, but which do little to help the countries where they are based. The research shows that the Department for International Development's (DFID's) policies on oil development are incoherent; they fail the people they are designed to help & compromise the department's mission to alleviate poverty & undermine UK efforts to fight climate change. Oil extraction doesn't even meet the energy needs of developing countries, as its ?extracted primarily for export to industrialised countries. In fact, exploiting oil reserves hinders efforts to meet the energy needs of the poor through sustainable renewable energy. Charlie Kronick, Greenpeace Chief Policy Advisor said, "This report highlights one of the hidden ways in which the UK government continues to subsidise the oil industry. If the UK government is to meet its goals on climate change it must stop all support for the industries that cause it & switch to supporting industries that don't.
Write to PM? Tony Blair telling him that the Department for International Development should phase out all development aid for the oil industry & take concrete measures to tackle climate change including supporting clean renewable energy in developing countries.
19-07-2005 - Two-thirds of energy wasted by antiquated system ...  
Conserving our Energy | Warwick the Magazine 04
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http: //www2. warwick. ac. uk/ about/ warwickmagazine04/ energy/
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Conserving our Energy | Warwick the Magazine 04

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  • what's your opinion on energy policy, join the discussion on the Magazine forum.
The UK Government published a White Paper on Energy Policy in Feb 2003.i Energy policy is therefore at a time of great change – in the UK & around the world – & a exciting place to work, whether as an academic, a practitioner, an engineer or a technologist.   Energy Policy has been under review in the UK since 2001. The Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution published a report in 2000 which said that climate change was so important that the UK should move immediately towards an energy policy of cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 60%.i The UK Government set up a Performance & Innovation Unit Energy Review in 2001, which reported in 2002.i Increasingly, its ?recognized that sustainable energy policies tend to complement energy security issues.i While the economics of energy choices will always be important, the key drivers of energy policy are now sustainability & security.i
British Energy - Policy & regulation
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British Energy - Policy & regulation

ippr - Institute for Public Policy Research
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ippr - Institute for Public Policy Research

UK government warned of energy crisis | EnergyBulletin.net | Energy and Peak Oil News
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UK government warned of energy crisis | EnergyBulletin.net | Energy and Peak Oil News

Friends of the Earth: Press Release: GOVERNMENT BACKTRACKS ON RENEWABLE ENERGY POLICY
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http: //www. foe. co. uk/ resource/ press_ releases/ 20000418214100. html
7/4/2005

Friends of the Earth: Press Release: GOVERNMENT BACKTRACKS ON RENEWABLE ENERGY POLICY

GOVERNMENT BACKTRACKS ON RENEWABLE ENERGY POLICY

The move comes despite a recent pledge by Energy Minister, Helen Liddell, that she wants to see “all electricity supply companies supplying 10% of their power from green sources by 2010" [1].   The Government has tabled an amendment to the Bill deleting a clause stating “that 5 per cent.Friends of the Earth supports the inclusion of the clause as it would lead to an overall cut in greenhouse gas emissions from UK electricity production - crucial if the Government is to achieve its 20% CO2 reduction target by 2010.Friends of the Earth's Climate Campaigner Roda Verheyen said: “If the Government is really committed to a 10 per cent renewable energy target it should have no problem with making it legally binding. The Government should be putting its efforts into ensuring that the target can be met - not scrapping the amendment.” [1] DTI Press Release 1 Feb 2000 “Liddell: Green is go”In the Utilities Bill Standing Committee,Helen Liddell reinforced the target: “I have said about half a dozen times this morning that the Government's target is that 10 per cent of energy should be generated from renewables by 2010"(
...). Helen Liddell also tried to reassure investors that the Government is committed to a long term strategy for renewables: “Committee members are discussing the policy of supplying 10 per cent.
DTI Renewable Energy
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http: //www. dti. gov. uk/ renewables/ renew_ 2. htm
16/9/2005

DTI Renewable Energy

Government renewable energy policy
UK national policies
European renewable energy policy
The International Energy Agency
The US | UK Energy Dialogue
Other global renewable energy policies
In this section you will find information on UK Government policy, including the Renewables Innovation Review & offshore policy; an explanation of the Renewables Obligation, what its ?& how it works; & details of UK regional, European & global policies. There is also information on Renewable heat as well as Renewable transport, including the EU renewable energy policy, the Intelligent Energy: Europe Programme, the International Energy Agency & the US–UK Energy Dialogue.  
Powering Ahead - Adam Smith Institute
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http: //www. adamsmith. org/ cissues/ industry- and- employment/ energyproject. htm
17/10/2003

Powering Ahead - Adam Smith Institute

i See also Renewable Energy Targets The goal of our 'Powering Ahead' project is to identify & promote politically & economically calibrated solutions that address key policy weaknesses arising from the Energy White Paper. A series of reports from leading figures in the energy & market arenas will be used to develop an overarching policy blueprint which ensures that a balanced, secure & environmentally sound energy mix is both realistic & achievable for the UK, & which will help the government to deliver non-polluting, sustainable forms of energy on a large scale.i Redefining the meaning of 'Green' - public perception & government policy are today defined more by environmental spin rather than science. In order for any government today to overcome the political obstacles required to develop a secure, low carbon economy all generating technologies must be redefined in terms of their relative contributions to a low pollution, sustainable energy supply.Developing a hydrogen economy - 40% of the UK's carbon emissions are from transport but current energy policy provides no mechanism by which a national hydrogen transport system could develop, & which is at least as significant in terms of emissions as power generation.i The government currently has no plans to replace the nuclear plants, & on this basis the nuclear contribution to the UK energy mix will be negligible.i Support for this argument may be found in the resolute way the US have approached energy policy.i its ?on this, & the other aforementioned energy policy issues, that the Adam Smith Institute will be taking the lead over the next 12 months in the public policy arena.

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