Britain’s energy trade union Energy U.K. has suggested a series of policies for the next government. The recommendations will aid Britain to meet its 2050 net-zero emissions goal at the lowest possible price to energy consumers, rendering to Energy U.K.
Energy U.K. proposes the application of a fully government-funded National Energy Efficiency Programme to enhance the rollout of home energy efficiency solutions. This will help decrease both carbon emissions and customer energy bills, whilst also backing trials for large-scale clean heating and making sure that building standards are updated.
The trade-body is also calling on the government to surge investment in lowest-cost energy technologies by permitting these to contribute to Britain’s Capacity Market and Contracts for Difference programs, with an additional call for funding of large-scale carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) and nuclear schemes.
The policy sanctions also suggest bringing the phase-out date for fossil-fuel energized vehicles by moved ahead from the current 2040 target, government subsidization for the open purchase of electric vehicles (E.V.s), and the amplified deployment of the underlying substructure to assist the decarbonization of the transport segment.
The energy change is a hot topic set for discussion at this year’s European Utility Week and POWERGEN EUROPE meeting.
Given energy poverty heights in the U.K., the policies further propose that Winter Fuel Payments, which subsidize energy prices for the elderly, are used to ensure that the energy change is just for all public consumers most in requirement.