‘Renewa-bills will increase consumer electricity prices by 25% by 2020’

Scientific AllianceThe Scientific Alliance has made the following submission to the House of Lords’ Select Committee on Science and Technology Inquiry on the Resilience of Electricity Infrastructure.

 The main conclusion of the submission on this issue is, that for the same level of risk to Security of Supply, a plant mix utilising renewables is considerably more expensive than an optimum mix of gas turbines and nuclear.

The Scientific Alliance submission to the House of Lords – published below – will make unpleasant reading for some sections of the energy industry, while others will simply see it as a statement of the obvious. The authors of the submission are:


  • Sir Donald Miller FREng , FRSE, Chairman Scottish Power (1982-92)
  • Colin Gibson FIEE, formerly Power Network Director, National Grid; and
  • Professor Michael Laughton, FREng Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of London.  

Read the full article – exclusively – on the POLICY PLATFORM page at Scottish Energy News website: http://goo.gl/YNZUMG


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