Written evidence submitted by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to the House of Commons’ Energy and Climate Change Committee (ECCC) on priorities for holding Government to account.
Abstract The IET’s response to the ECCC’s inquiry on priorities for holding Government to account highlights what the Committee and the Government should be trying to achieve in a number of key policy areas in energy. This includes the need for the Committee to scrutinize the following policy areas over the course of this Parliament; energy efficiency, carbon pricing and Electricity Market Reform, electricity networks, pricing peak electricity, heating and gas, and cyber security. The response expands on each of these points highlighting what the Government should be trying to achieve in each of these areas. The response also highlights the following policy priorities for the next twelve months; developing an effective energy efficiency policy, ensuring energy policies are compatible with CO2 reduction targets, assessing whether our electricity market is fit for a low carbon economy, ensuring the Government implement the final recommendations of the Competition and Markets Authority’s energy industry investigation, and pushing the Government to deliver a carbon capture and storage project.
Submission Details Submitted on 12 August 2015 to House of Commons’ Energy and Climate Change Committee