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Energy UK responds to the Chancellor’s statement and Growth Plan

Responding to the Chancellor’s statement and Growth Plan announced this morning, Energy UK’s Director of Advocacy, Dhara Vyas said:  

“Energy UK welcomes the Chancellor’s statement and Growth Plan announced today, confirming the economic support that will help households and businesses manage their energy bills this winter. However, in order to prevent future price shocks, the country must reduce its reliance on gas. Improving the UK’s energy efficiency will keep bills down permanently, whilst also strengthening the UK’s security of supply, so it’s right that the Government is building on successful schemes that will enable homes, local authorities, housing associations, schools and hospitals access energy efficiency and renewable heating.

“Prioritising the delivery of National Policy Statements and streamlining the planning process should help accelerate the roll out of critical clean energy infrastructure. We look forward to working with the new Government and our members to move beyond this crisis, towards a fairer future.”