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Government risks UK energy security, says Grafton director

The decision by the government to put back implementation of the Renewable Heat Incentive is an own-goal, according to builders and plumbers merchant group Grafton.

Paul Roche, Grafton Group renewables director says: "This is a rather short-sighted decision because one of the main drivers towards a strong economy and business confidence in the future will be for the UK to secure a cost-effective, sustainable and reliable source of energy.

"This should be the over-riding priority because energy security is essential for the UK within the global economy and it is the goal that has singular agreement across business, political and socio-economic circles."

"The chancellor's announcement at the Conservative party conference that the UK will not take the lead in Europe when it comes to cutting carbon emissions, is a blow for the renewables sector. It may be a short-term policy solution to certain difficulties, but to stall the momentum of the government's ambitious plans means that the UK is further away from the 'Holy Grail' - securing sustainable energy for the future and thereby enabling economic growth."

Source : Builders Merchants Journal
www.buildersmerchantsjournal.net/news/news.asp?id=8084&title=Government+risks+UK+energy+security+says+Grafton

06 October 2011
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