Last chance to have say in DECC’s energy Red Tape Challenge

This week is the public’s last chance to get across their views on energy regulations as part of the Government’s blitz on red tape. Energy Minister Charles Hendry launched the […]

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By Vicky Ellis

This week is the public’s last chance to get across their views on energy regulations as part of the Government’s blitz on red tape.

Energy Minister Charles Hendry launched the energy department’s involvement in the Cabinet Office’s Red Tape Challenge in November last year. It is part of the Government’s bid to cut back on regulation that hinders business or makes it harder to get the right investment and skills.

Energy is the biggest infrastructure sector in the UK and a huge revamp is in store over the next decade, starting with the Electricity Market Reform and including the use of more renewable energy plus a move to ‘smart’ electricity grids.

The deadline to submit an opinion falls on Friday 6 January. Members of the public can either comment on the Cabinet Office’s website or email DECC directly at [email protected]

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