Big Six lobby group to campaign for low-carbon energy solutions

A watershed moment, as the group was previously a staunch advocate of traditional energy generation.

Big Six lobby group to campaign for low-carbon energy solutions

Energy UK, the UK's biggest energy lobbying group and representative of the Big Six providers has surprised many by announcing that it will campaign for low carbon alternatives to fossil fuels for the first time. Environmental campaigners have hailed the move as a watershed moment, as the group was previously a staunch advocate of traditional energy generation.

Lawrence Slade, the chief executive of Energy UK explains the change in policy, “No one wants to be running the next Nokia, I want to drive change and move away from accepted thinking.”

Richard Black, director of the Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit responded positively to the announcement, saying, "Experts across the industry see a time of tremendous change ahead for the electricity system, with the traditional utility model increasingly outdated.

“Falling demand, increasingly competitive renewables, storage, interconnectors, demand response – this is the blueprint for the electricity system just 15 years hence, and it’s telling that it comes from an industry body rather than a ‘green’ thinktank.”

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