- Government urged to convene an emergency energy crisis summit;
- The REA call for ‘real clarity combined with collective and decisive leadership’ to help mitigate the energy crisis facing the UK this winter;
- Warnings that further inaction will reduce the number of solutions available to tackle the energy crisis.
The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) has called upon the current Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and the Conservative leadership candidates, Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, to urgently come together and hold an emergency energy crisis summit.
In an open letter sent today [11th August 2022] the REA says that the Conservative leadership contest has created uncertainty, with ‘precious time being lost’. The trade association has warned the Government that, while a number of solutions to tackle the crisis exist, those options will narrow if action is delayed by another month.
With energy bills expected to soar to the equivalent of £3,582 p/a from October and £4,266 p/a from January, the REA have said there needs to be ‘real clarity combined with collective and decisive leadership’ to avoid ‘crushing cost of living consequences’ and ‘spiralling inflation across the supply chain’.
Writing to the Prime Minister and the Conservative leadership candidates, Dr Nina Skorupska CBE FEI, Chief Executive at the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA), said:
“Every week that goes by is precious time that is being lost. There needs to be real clarity combined with collective and decisive leadership – the country simply cannot afford to wait another month. That is why the REA echoes the calls for a crisis summit and the delivery of an emergency package of support.”
Read the letter in full below: