UK governments have failed to deliver affordable energy, say business leaders
A poll by the Institute of Directors (IoD) has found that around seven in 10 business leaders (68%) think successive UK governments have failed to deliver competitively-priced energy. Published on Friday 19 August, the survey showed that approaching two thirds of directors (63%) also felt that governments had been unsuccessful in ensuring security of supply. By contrast, nearly six in 10 (59%) thought that governments had been successful in increasing the use of renewables, and approaching half (45%) believed that they had been effective in reducing carbon emissions. IoD adviser Dan Lewis said businesses supported reducing emissions, but that governments had “underplayed” the other crucial aims of energy policy.