Energy UK comments on BEIS's latest energy statistics
Commenting on the publication of BEIS's Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) 2018 report, Energy UK’s chief executive Lawrence Slade said:
"These figures underline just how rapidly the energy sector is transforming with low carbon sources providing the majority of electricity generation last year, bringing benefits for consumers, the economy and the environment. Such extraordinary progress in such a short space of time shows what can be done with a clear policy direction and the right framework to encourage investment and innovation.
“We welcome recent announcements from the Government on future Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions and the Crown Estate on potentially expanding offshore wind sites. But we want to go further and faster and achieve greater benefits, as outlined in our recent paper on the future of the Electricity Market Reform (EMR) programme. And if we are to make the transition to low carbon at the lowest cost we must ensure there is an effective route to market for solar and onshore wind."