29 November 2012, 09:46 BST
Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Director General Nick Baveystock, said:
“The announcement on the long awaited Energy Bill is a welcome development, and provides some desperately needed clarity over the rules of the Electricity Market Reform and the steps that could help the UK progress towards a low-carbon generation. It is disappointing, however, that a clear 2030 decarbonisation target is missing. Committing to a consistent target to almost completely decarbonise electricity by 2030, would play a critical role in building certainty and confidence for both potential investors and industry. It would also help to enable a shift in public attitudes. If Government is serious about showing it’s commitment to a low carbon economy, it should set the target at the earliest opportunity.
“It is also important to remember that this Bill is just one milestone in a long process – there is still some way to go until a proper framework is established and there are many significant details that must still be revealed and agreed.”
Source: Eco Friend News