Energy sector highlights ‘political risk’ to low-carbon transition

Energy security and decarbonisation are still under threat from policy uncertainty, say energy professionals

Policy uncertainty remains a serious threat to low carbon energy investment. Photograph: Michael Rosskothen/123RFThe transition to a low-carbon economy and domestic energy security are under threat from continuing policy and investment uncertainty, according to energy professionals.

Most respondents to the Energy Institute’s 2017 energy barometer, published on 26 June, believe that fixing inadequate energy policy is by far the greatest challenge to the sector. This is followed by the need for a low-carbon energy transition, energy security, energy investment and costs.

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