Plugging the low-carbon finance gap is now urgent

With government’s decarbonisation drive high on ambition but low on funds, new investment models are needed to ensure the UK can meet its low-carbon commitments beyond 2020

Paul Hatchwell
Despite the government's commitment to decarbonisation and the Paris Agreement, investor uncertainty beyond the early 2020s remains – Paul Hatchwell, energy and climate policy consultant

The UK power sector is crucial to meeting the government’s fifth carbon budget and Paris Agreement commitments. But achieving this will mean finding ways of accelerating investment at a time when government subsidies and network operator spending have been capped, EU sources withdrawn and post-2020 policies are still unclear to investors.

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