Addressing the balance of affordability, energy security, and sustainability remains a challenge for policy development. As many existing policies are scheduled to come to an end between now and 2020, early action in the new Parliament is needed to deliver affordable and secure energy and keep the UK's emissions reductions on track.
Objectives of the consultation
The next year will be crucial to ensure continuity of energy policy into the 2020s, maintain investor confidence, and ensure that the right framework is in place to meet UK's decarbonisation targets.
This inquiry from the new House of Commons' Energy and Climate Change Committee aimed to gather views on what areas of the Department of Energy and Climate Change policies will require particular scrutiny over the years to come.
The Committee invited responses addressing the following questions in no more than 300 words:
- Which DECC policy areas do you think require particular scrutiny over the next five years?
- What should be the Committee’s scrutiny priorities over the next twelve months?
The inquiry closed on 13 August 2015. The views collected will help to inform the new Energy and Climate Change Committee’s future work programme.
CIBSE response to this inquiry was published, amongst other submissions, on the Energy and Climate Change Committee website. To read CIBSE response please follow the link below.
Results of the consultation and next steps
The Energy and Climate Change Committee published a report on its priorities for Parliament 2015-20 on on 18 December 2015. To read the report please follow the link below.