“As you would expect, the manifestos released by the main political parties all include energy, with proposals ranging from price capping and energy generation to the reduction of carbon emissions and community energy projects. We are pleased that energy is on the news agenda, and has become an election hot topic.
“While many of the policies are consumer-focused – price capping being one example – it is encouraging that businesses have been considered, and that it’s been recognised that the sector needs competitive, affordable, reliable energy.
“Above all, the UK’s energy sector needs a robust, consistent strategy, a clear vision for the future and strong investment. Businesses have repeatedly told us that they want a long-term policy framework that would not only deliver infrastructure investment to alleviate security of supply concerns but would also enable them to plan ahead, from procurement strategy to budgets for energy reduction projects and beyond.
“Whatever the outcome of the election, we hope that energy stays high on the agenda and businesses will be able to benefit from a strong plan that offers reliable, affordable energy.”