Submission to the Building Our Industrial Strategy Green Paper Consultation
Catherine Mitchell, Richard Hoggett and Matthew Lockwood
Energy Policy Group, University of Exeter
We, the Energy Policy Group (EPG) of the University of Exeter, welcome this opportunity to respond to HM Government’s Building our Industrial Strategy. We are an academic research group which works on the links between governance and innovation, in particular with respect to energy although we do have two projects on the food, energy and water nexus. With respect to this industrial strategy, we are most interested in whether it will encourage a sustainable, affordable and secure energy system in the most cost-effective way. However, of course, all pillars of the strategy are needed for the most beneficial, whole system development of GB, and to this extent we make a number of comments about the wider industrial strategy, and its Pillars.
This response is set out in the following way: the next section (Section 2) welcomes the industrial strategy and highlights the areas we particularly support. Section 3 discusses the Pillars we consider to be of most importance with respect to energy (Pillars 3, 4, 6 and 10). Pillar 7, the Pillar which focuses on energy is discussed in Section 4. We close with a few general issues of concern we would like to bring to your attention in Section 5.
The full submission can be downloaded here: Exeter EPG Submission to Industrial Strategy – April 2017
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