In a statement on 25 July, the business group called for “continuity and stability” in the UK’s energy policy framework, and argued that the new department for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) “presents an opportunity to deliver on this, but will face some early tests”.

The CBI called for “early actions” from the new department to encourage investment; it said that the UK still required “huge sums of private investment” to ensure a secure and diverse supply of energy. As part of this, it urged the government to provide more clarity on the timing of the next allocation round for large-scale renewables subsidies, and to confirm the post-2020 budget for low-carbon spending.

The organisation said: “Now more than ever, government and industry need to find a new way of working together which can support businesses to invest in a low-carbon future and support a more prosperous society.”

Share this story

Enquiry Form

Contact us for a no obligation consultation – and start the journey toward smarter business energy