ACE welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Department for Energy and Climate Change’s submission as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review.
ACE recommends that energy is placed at the heart of the Government’s strategic vision for infrastructure. The interactions between energy policy and other public policy priorities should be recognised.
To enable the significant challenges to be met in a timely and efficient manner, the Government should focus on putting in place those conditions that facilitate energy development, including:
● A stable financial environment that encourages investment;
● A simplified and streamlined planning system; and
● A regulatory regime that sends the right market signals.