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S898 - Inquiry into the UK’s energy supply – security or independence?

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Inquiry into the UK’s energy supply – security or independence?: IET comments to the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee.


Abstract

Energy security is a complex and multidimensional problem and solutions with a positive impact in some areas can have negative effects in others. In many cases energy price is a proxy for security. However, high energy prices create their own tensions. One of the best and cheapest means to improve energy security is to use less. Reducing demand is critical to the future security of the UK energy system. This submission focuses on the resilience of the UK energy system; its sensitivity to investment; the impact of increased levels of electrification of the transport and heat sectors; the impact of targets for greenhouse gas emissions reductions; and the UK’s energy security policy.

Submission Details Submitted on 31 March 2011 to House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee


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Keywords and Search Terms Energy policy, Energy demand, Energy efficiency, Energy conservation, Electricity, Pricing, Security of supply, Resilience, Investment, Environment