A Package of Reforms to Encourage Investment in Electricity Generation30 January 2012
The white paper, published by UK-based energy company Scottish and Southern Energy, outlines the proposals for reform of the UK's energy infrastructure.
The paper discusses the proposals that would allow the nation to de-carbonise its electricity generation in order to meet legally binding targets and maintain secure energy supplies.
The report suggests the government focus on a co-investment financing model and other considerations that will need to run in parallel to the electricity market reform (EMR) process.
The proposals also include targeted support for non-mature technologies through a premium feed in tariff, an emissions performance standard and the grandfathering of existing renewables investments.
It also points out the government's over-riding goal is to support the transition to a secure, low-carbon, affordable energy system in the UK.
The government launched a consultation on EMR and on a related carbon price support mechanism in December 2010.
A Package of Reforms to Encourage Investment in Electricity Generation