Energy Bill isn’t addressing challenges faced today

The draft Bill “may do little or nothing” to address the energy challenges we are facing today, according to an energy service provider. This comes as the Bill announced yesterday […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The draft Bill “may do little or nothing” to address the energy challenges we are facing today, according to an energy service provider.

This comes as the Bill announced yesterday is set to reform the electricity market in the long run but does not call for immediate action.

Graham Meeks, Director of the Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) said he welcomes the Bill but the reform needs to be in favour of consumers in the coming months.

He said: “We welcome the Government’s move to publish the draft Energy Bill and expose it to pre-legislative scrutiny. It is vital that this process results in reform proposals that are workable in practice and which work in the interests of consumers today – delivering truly affordable and reliable low-carbon energy in the coming months and years, not just in the next few decades.”

He added simple measures are needed to drive investment in carbon saving technologies.