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Industrial Strategy - Energy Institute Reaction

Released on 27/11/2017

The Industrial Strategy White Paper, published today by Business Secretary Greg Clark, is cautiously welcomed by the Energy Institute (EI) as a step forward on helping the UK's energy systems to be fit for the future.

Energy Institute CEO Louise Kingham said:

“The strategy lays solid, economy-wide foundations and identifies the great challenges of our age. The energy sector has a defining role to play in making a success for the UK of clean growth and the mobility transformation in particular.

“It’s reassuring to see a focus on nurturing the people and innovations needed to take the UK economy beyond Brexit and beyond carbon. I am encouraged as well to see that resource efficiency in business, industry and construction have such a prominent place, and that the government is committed to taking a ‘whole systems approach’ to decarbonising our energy infrastructure.

“Sector deals are still needed to up the pace of progress in technologies where the UK has advantage. We look forward to the results of discussions with key sectors such as nuclear, renewables and oil and gas as soon as possible.”

“Where there are gaps, we look forward to helping fill them. The Energy Institute and its members stand ready to apply their considerable expertise to realise the potential outlined in this ambitious strategy.

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Notes for editors

1.For any media enquiries please contact Neil Michie, Communications Manager, on +44 (0)20 7467 7132 or nmichie@energyinst.org

2.The Industrial Strategy White Paper was published today by the UK Government and can be viewed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/662508/industrial-strategy-white-paper.pdf 

3.The Energy Institute (EI) brings energy expertise together.

We’re a unique global network with insight built over a century and spanning the whole energy system, from conventional oil and gas to the most innovative low carbon and energy efficient technologies.

We gather and share essential knowledge about energy, the skills that are helping us use it more wisely, and the good practice that keeps it safe and secure.

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