UK Government’s Industrial Strategy - PwC’s Head of Utility Strategy & Regulation comments

Published at 16:22 PM on 23 January 2017

Stuart Cook, PwC’s Head of Utility Strategy & Regulation, commented on the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy, which was launched today:

“Following the merger of the Department of Energy & Climate Change into the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, there were some concerns that this signalled a view that energy and climate change was less important to this Government than the previous administration.

“Today, with the launch of the Industrial Strategy, those concerns look over-stated.

“This clearly underlines the Government's commitment to investing in clean energy infrastructure with ‘upgrading infrastructure’ such as digital energy platforms, and ‘delivering affordable energy & clean growth’ two of the ten pillars.

“If we are to grasp this opportunity of a generation and deliver strategic, sustainable and commercial advantage across the energy sector then it will not only be vital for investors, industry and further education establishments to collaborate closely but for these advances to be underpinned by public policy and investment.”  



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