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Better late than never for clean energy in the UK

The UK has the opportunity to become a leader in green energy.

Consumers have to worry about high energy prices, the risk of brownouts and the environmental necessity of clean, low or no carbon energy.

These concerns have become political concerns. The election cleared the Miliband-inspired political uncertainty around energy. Amber Rudd, the new Secretary of State, has the opportunity to deliver real value for energy consumers, just like Ros Altmann is for pensioners.

We know a fifth of the UK’s existing power stations are scheduled to close by 2020, and unfortunately investment into new energy projects has fallen over the last five years as political risk was too high.