Energy and Environment

The government talks a good game on clean energy, but allows solar NIMBYism to guide its policies


In the Media

Matthew Lesh quoted in City AM and The Yorkshire Post

In the Media

Christopher Snowdon writes in The Telegraph

Andy Mayer quoted in City AM

IEA Chief Operating Officer and Energy Analyst Andy Mayer has been quoted in City AM on reports that the government is considering tightening planning laws around solar farms in “the middle of an energy and growth crisis.”

Andy was quoted:

“They claim it’s about food security, but the UK depends on trade for half our food, and modern tastes are geared towards many things we will never grow. It’s really about nimbyism. The Government, whatever they say at climate summits, are more worried by angry resident associations than warmer summers.”

The full article can be read here.