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National Grid lays down “paint by numbers” UK energy plan

A document published this week by the UK National Grid, is almost certainly to be instrumental in pushing the UK government towards a “2 degree” Paris aligned energy strategy – and outlines “no regrets” policy options for the hard of thinking. Essentially it is a paint by numbers “strategy” guideline for whoever is in power as UK Prime Minister. The National Grid both controls UK transmission and is an energy systems operator, and its Future Energy Scenarios are published as a blueprint of four potentially very different ways for the UK government to regulate energy markets. But while government sources and the official government advisor “Committee on Climate Change,” both talk in broad brush strokes about rolling out Carbon Capture…

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