Hardly rocket science is it? But if you speak to any of the Ministers in Energy (Rudd and Leadsome) you may as well be speaking some alien language. They state firmly that we (the UK) are leading the way, and that everyone in the industry (trade associations, developers, financiers, installers, manufacturers) are all just whinging and talking nonsense. I'm not sure if they are monumentally deluded, or pathological liars. Either way the outcome is the same, poor or non-existent policies totally lacking coherence or joined up thinking, and very detrimental to UK energy supply, security and economic growth.
The top ten challenges identified by UK energy professionals are lead by the same two challenges as were identified in 2015 — energy policy certainty, and investment a close second. “The EI’s Energy Barometer 2016 report shows that the single biggest wish for people working in UK energy is a stable energy policy to help industry and financiers decide where to invest profitably and, more crucially, to allow for long-term planning,”