Independent pro-renewables report released

A new independent report published today will outline the important role that renewables can play in the UK’s transition to a low carbon electricity supply over coming decades.

The report will be launched in Parliament at a cross-party debate with key note speech from energy secretary Ed Davey.

The report, sponsored by Siemens and DONG Energy, is part of a cross-party and independent inquiry series, sponsored by the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers.  

Chaired by former energy minister, Charles Hendry MP, and shadow energy minister, Baroness Worthington, the report has been compiled by independent think tank Carbon Connect and presents over 30 findings as part of a year-long, independent inquiry into the UK power sector.

Speaking ahead of the launch, inquiry co-chair and former energy minister, Charles Hendry MP, said: “I am delighted to welcome this latest report from Carbon Connect into our electricity system.  At a time when there is so much interest in energy matters, and also so much uncertainty about the fact, this report is an invaluable resource.  It looks objectively at the benefits and challenges associated with renewables, just as its first report looked in the same way at hydrocarbons.  It is a document which will be of interest to anyone wanting to understand the energy challenges we face and the solutions open to us.”

The full report and all its findings can be accessed here.