Shake up energy systems with universal carbon tax, says Dieter Helm

Use universal carbon tax, regulatory reform and end low-carbon auctions to overhaul the energy system, says Helm review  

Oxford economist Dieter Helm has called for UK energy overhaul. Photograph: Alphaspirit/123RFA radical change to the way the UK energy system operates and is governed has been called for in the Helm Review, which sees a universal carbon tax created, grid operators redefined, businesses exempt from legacy green price mechanisms, a single bidding auction for all energy technologies and the removal of government from decision-making in the country’s low-carbon future.

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