Letter Craig Bennett: The Big Read (May 18) on renewable energy was welcome recognition that the shift to clean technology is progressing faster than many believe. While challenges remain it is increasingly clear that the age of fossil fuels is drawing to a close and that the future will be powered by affordable, reliable, renewable energy. Indeed, the speed of this transition has caught many by surprise and may explain why, despite the success of renewables in the UK, too many in the Whitehall bubble remain fixated on old, dirty or expensive technologies, such as fracked gas or Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. As a result the UK risks being left behind. So that the UK remains at the forefront of the renewables revolution, whoever forms the next government should commit to decarbonising the electricity supply by 2030 and fully embrace the move to a low-carbon economy, and the economic, health and environmental benefits it will bring.
FT 25th May 2017 read more »