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Energy UK comments on National Grid - Winter Outlook 2013/14

Commenting on National Grid's Winter Outlook 2013/14 report, Angela Knight, Chief Executive of Energy UK, said:

"National Grid has demonstrated that the UK’s demand for energy is getting closer to the amount we can produce or buy in. We have enough energy now but this timely report shows that, as Energy UK has been saying, investment is urgently needed to ensure we build the new power stations we are going to need.

This is not scaremongering. Power stations have closed to meet emissions’ requirements and others have been mothballed. What we need right now is clear, pragmatic energy policy to keep energy affordable, long-term certainty to attract vital investment and the necessary back-up to ensure we have energy security when and where it’s needed.”

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