Tories pledge 12 actions for energy

Published:  24 March, 2010

UK: The Conservative Party has launched its energy policy green paper setting out 12 actions that a Tory government would take to ensure energy security.

These are to:

  • Ensure that Britain has a clear, consistent and stable energy policy.
  • To establish a capacity guarantee in the electricity market.
  • Establish a security guarantee for gas supply.
  • Reform the Climate Change Levy to provide a floor price for carbon.
  • Operate a streamlined planning process for large infrastructure investments.
  • Facilitate nuclear power.
  • Accelerate the demonstration of carbon capture and storage.
  • Promote renewable energy.
  • ‘Revolutionise’ supply and demand by building an energy internet.
  • Reduce demand by offering every household a ‘Green Deal’ on energy efficiency.
  • Electrify transport to reduce dependence on oil.
  • Create a ‘Green Investment Bank’.

The full report entitled ‘Rebuilding security: Conservative energy policy for an uncertain world’
is available from the Conservative party conference website.

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