More work needs to be done to help meet green and growth ambitions in the energy sector, according to a new report by EEF, the manufacturers' organisation.
In changes that could provide more opportunities for limited company contractors
in the future, the body says that more needs to be done to launch new competition for multiple demonstrators for carbon capture and storage that includes coal and gas.
Additionally, it says targets should be set to help introduce technology neutral-actions for low carbon energy by 2020, not for the mid 2020s.
Furthermore, it added that the Carbon Reduction Commitment should be simplified as well as further steps to reduce the exposure of energy-intensive industries to higher electricity prices.
EEF's chief executive Terry Scuoler said that Britain faces "major challenges" to de-carbonise its economy and produce economic growth.
"But," he explained, "achieving its green and growth ambitions will only be possible if it takes a more cost effective approach. Climate change policies add 20 per cent to electricity prices for business, rising to nearly half by 2030 and the government's Energy Bill must address this.
"We also need a simpler and more coherent approach to climate change with a full review of the current set of tax and regulation measures, starting with reforms to the Carbon Reduction Commitment."
The organisation's analysis did add, though, that there has been a number of positive decisions taken to help improve the situation, including encouraging people into nuclear jobs as the sector expands.
It comes after the Institute of Directors said last week that nuclear power stations are the future for energy creation, helping to produce clean, cheap and safe energy.
The organisation said that nuclear power emits less CO2 per gigawatt hour than other platforms, while it is also much cheaper to produce than other sources.
Posted by Ben Evans