UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources


Future Energy Blog - energy policy: rationalisation or politicisation?

30 September 2015

Gas Flame

"The Conservative government inherited a problem in energy policy. So did the Coalition government before it', writes Prof Michael Grubb in the first in a series of blogs summarising key lessons about the main pillars of energy policy.

In the series, Prof Grubb and other leading academics from the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources and across UCL, will ask key questions of the UK government's emerging energy policy.

Is the new government correcting past flaws whilst taking a strategic view on how best to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of UK energy policy? Or is it becoming captured by the politicisation of energy and environmental debates that has bedevilled US policymaking, in which environment and sustainability issues become a political football, undermined as part of struggles between conflicting ideologies and interests?

Read the first post in the series at the Future Energy Blog.