Published June 3, 2013
The influence of UK move to push energy forward has been in push and pull. In 2011 they announced they be the greenest nation to later pullback. The CO2 standards have placed them squarely in the bubble of a decision with long-term implications. The issues of leadership, data and implementation are tools of the energy platform. The story of “UK Energy Bill takes centre stage” supported by Secretary Ed Davey push for compliance and understanding.
What lies center stage are the age of power stations globally. The decommissioning of these behemoths are not to be downplayed but integrated into a pivotal timeline of new energy development. The goal is synchronous energy uptake and downgrading of older systems that do not keep pace, match the current and/or future needs of the infrastructure.
RE News reported that the “Energy Minister Michael Fallon said: “By 2020 one-fifth of our oldest power stations will come off-line so we face an urgent challenge in keeping the lights on.”
The combination of cutting emissions plus energy development are integral areas of focus. One cannot lead without the consideration of the other when doing so, leaves the nation blind to impending shortages and misaligned resources.
“We are also legislating to set a decarbonisation target range for the power sector in 2016, something no political party had in their manifesto, but an issue that this government has addressed head-on.”
The reconsideration of what is novel and what is transferrable and applicable are necessary critical touch points for energy and emissions legislation. The take lead attitude may work well in football but energy and emissions is a collaborative team effort off the league and not the team itself. The political folly of unprecedented leadership without aggregational planning is a potential maelstrom.
The business model consideration value, risk and return. Further, identifying the equity position in the business. The opportunity to engage in investment strategies around carbon-energy is based on good taxes bases, support, clean and energy education and driving a energy-emissions supply chain. Further, policies must align to the green bank investment model for expanding energy claims that UK is promoting.
“Davey said it would make the UK a destination of choice for investors in low-carbon energy, “stimulating £110bn private sector investment into the economy, which will drive growth and jobs”. He added: “It will also make our energy market fairer for consumers.”
The gap in many models is not identifying the comprehensive chain that moves the business or model forward. Energy suffers this gap more than most as it has been allowed to flourish in silence and without consumer challenge. The goal in a nation is energy-emission controls to legislate better business models. When the model is sustainable the opportunity is sound, developmental, inclusive and expansive.
- Investment in green energy falls to seven-year low (independent.co.uk)
- Coalition energy policy ‘threatens to destroy environmental case for HS2’ (guardian.co.uk)
- Climate change sceptics are just ‘blinkered publicity-seekers’ blasts top minister (express.co.uk)
- UK smart electricity meter rollout scheduled for 2014 is delayed by over a year. (prweb.com)