Hannah Vickers, chief executive of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) which represents the company’s large and small who design, deliver and manage our national infrastructure, welcomed the Energy White Paper. She said:
“It is positive to see the Government moving swiftly to follow-up the 10 Point Plan on Net Zero and the CCC’s Sixth Carbon Budget with tangible actions. By marrying expansion of renewables with progress on nuclear, it has chosen a common sensical response to the future energy challenges we will face.
“The Energy Data Strategy will lead to the improved management of a much more complex system that will be expected to not only support society’s current needs, but also millions of electric vehicles plugging into the network.
“Finally, the support for low-carbon and carbon capture clusters is welcome, but we would have preferred to see it linked to regional policy and embedded in a wider industrial strategy.”