Autumn Statement – what it means for the Energy sector

Posted On November 26, 2015 By mhauk

Luke Morris, Head of our Energy sector made the following observations on yesterday’s Autumn Statement:

“This was an intensely political Autumn Statement, however, from an energy perspective, the doubling of the Department of Energy & Climate Change’s (DECC) innovation programme to £500 million over five years will surely be welcome to strengthen the future security of supply (i.e. beyond 2020). Some is earmarked for the development of small modular nuclear reactors, a technology we know the Chancellor is a fan of. We also know now that DECC plans to double spending on renewable heat and electricity in the five years, which indicates a softening to renewables that many commentators had previously shown concern over. The detail and how subsidies will be impacted in full, remains to be seen”.

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