Gas price rises show that we need to invest in home-grown clean energy

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Tuesday 21 September 2021 15:11
<p>Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng leaves Downing Street</p>

Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng leaves Downing Street

We wait with bated breath to hear the outcome from the business secretary’s crisis talks with energy suppliers and operators over the weekend following the rise in wholesale gas prices, which put ever greater numbers of consumers at risk of fuel poverty as we head into the colder months.

This latest chapter in the long-running saga over grid volatility and price increases only serves to demonstrate the critical importance of investing in a decentralised, home-grown clean energy system to balance distribution and stabilise the grid over the long term.

Phil Thompson

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