Energy UK's statement on the future supply gap
Following the Institute of Mechanical Engineers report on the electricity gap to 2025, Energy UK issued a statement.
Lawrence Slade, chief executive of Energy UK, said:
“We certainly need to see significant investment in thermal plant very quickly if we are to avoid a capacity gap in coming years, but we must also look at the value that renewables are already adding and will increasingly add in the future.
“In other words, we need a policy framework that looks at the whole system, encourages innovation across different technologies, not focusing on single streams, and supports harnessing multiple technologies to deliver an affordable low carbon electricity supply.”