Energy and Environment

Planning reform welcome, but energy industrial strategy a non-starter


Energy and Environment

Andy Mayer writes for The Express

Andy Mayer quoted in City AM

IEA Chief Operating Officer and Energy Analyst Andy Mayer has been quoted in City AM responding to Sir Keir Starmer’s announcement of his plans for green energy policy if Labour wins the next general election.

The article said:

“Even critics of Labour’s overall strategy such as Andy Mayer, energy analyst for free market think the Institute of Economic Affairs, supported the party’s push to reform planning laws.

“While Mayer criticised Labour’s reliance on subsidies to drive energy policies as ‘a return to the failed industrial policies of the last century,’ he recognised that slashing ‘the time it takes to plan and permit new energy infrastructure will reduce costs’ and that ‘ending the government’s obsession with blocking onshore development will increase options available for new supply’.”

Read the full article here.