One climate and energy policy is better than two

The UK aspires to be a global leader in climate change but its energy investors would benefit from a single policy framework with a clearly articulated message

Jim Skea is professor of sustainable energy at Imperial College LondonMany recent announcements have had a major cumulative effect on business confidence and the energy and climate policy debate.

In novelist F Scott Fitzgerald’s view, the test of first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind simultaneously while retaining the ability to function. If that’s the criterion for defining intelligent policy-making, some might say that the UK has a very smart energy and climate change policy indeed.

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