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The future of UK energy

Ministers and scientists debate the options

By Jay Elwes   March 2013

Ed Davey: “To help our economy grow, we have to attract tens of billions of pounds of investment in energy.”

Where should the UK get its energy—and is government policy on course to take us there? The desire to cut carbon emissions while securing affordable and competitive energy, in a time of changing technology and high global oil prices, is among Britain’s greatest challenges. Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, confronted this knot of problems at a Prospect roundtable discussion, held in partnership with BG Group…

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