The ideas behind the IGov ‘straw’ Fit-for-Purpose GB Energy Governance Framework
From: Catherine Mitchell
Presentation to: Committee on Climate Change, 19th September, London
Overview – Why is it important to reform the GB’s energy governance framework?
- Energy is the main source of CO2
- Multiple technologies – either new or with falling prices – could enable cheaper, more energy efficient system operation– but value (ie ability to access payment) remains mainly with old ‘dirty’ system
- Mitigation technology pathway has huge distributional impacts for society – a political not a technological / economic issue
- Energy is a whole system and the governance framework has to be fit for purpose across all dimensions to ensure integration and avoid silos
The presentation: CCC Mitchell 19 September 2017 can be downloaded here.