National energy leadership requires clear policy around investment to manage risk and investment, and a healthy balance between the market, and the consumer (taxpayer)?
The question of energy and especially its price has always been a politically sensitive issue. The question, is whether Britain’s energy policy is failing? Many would suggest that significant parts of it already have. In fact until recently, the United Kingdom did not enjoy an overarching energy policy framework; instead it depended on guidance from European energy policy for much of the day-to-day implementation of operational issues. In a sense, what there was of a discernible British energy policy was merely an incomplete jigsaw. What is certainly clear is that successive British governments have failed to demonstrate “responsible” energy leadership. http://www.oxfordprospect.co.uk/Is-Britain’s-energy-leadership-failing.html