Somewhat under the radar as it was issued the same day as the snap election was caused six lobbying groups petitioned government to make green energy a key plank of the new industrial strategy.
Those of you who have read my posts previously will know that I am wholeheartedly behind the idea of putting renewables at the heart of the industrial strategy. They should be seen as complimentary not competing interests. It remains to be seen what each party's stance on the direction of UK policy on Energy is but the cynic in me does not expect much variation (other than worse) from the incumbent government.
Of course Energy is only one of a number of issues to be debated but my fear is that it will be swept under the carpet and then we will be stuck with a policy that has not been debated and potentially damages growth in an industry that has had to continually adapt to regulatory change.
Six renewable energy lobby groups, including RenewableUK, have called on the UK government to make green energy a key plank of its new industrial strategy .The groups were responding to Westminster's call for submissions ahead of the formulation of the policy. RenewableUK said its document demonstrated that the wind, wave and tidal industries are providing economic benefits to UK regions, some in need of new growth opportunities. The group also sent a joint letter with the five other trade associations to BEIS secretary Greg Clark arguing that low carbon energy sources are now a low cost option. The other signatories include Scottish Renewables, Renewable Energy Association, Solar Trade Association, Regen and the Electricity Storage Network.