Infrastructure group backs long-term energy strategy
A long-term vision for UK energy policy will be needed to support the infrastructure investment required by 2030, Balfour Beatty has said. The organisation published a paper, Infrastructure 2050, on Thursday 21 July. It called on the government to provide the same clarity that it had recently provided over the coal phase-out to all other energy-related policies, in order to give investors sufficient confidence. The report further suggested that the government continue to support the UK’s nuclear power programme, and said it had an opportunity to become a world leader in the development of small modular reactors. Energy storage could also significantly benefit the energy transition, the report added.