URN No: 07/1006
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Energy is essential in almost every aspect of our lives and for the success of our economy. We face two long-term energy challenges:
This White Paper, published on 23 May 2007, sets out the Government’s international and domestic energy strategy to respond to these changing circumstances, address the long term energy challenges we face and deliver our four energy policy goals:
It shows how we are implementing the measures set out in the Energy Review Report in 2006, as well as those announced since, including in the Pre-Budget Report in 2006 and the Budget in 2007.
Some of the measures in this White Paper require further public consultation. Alongside the White Paper we launched consultations on nuclear power, the Renewables Obligation and guidance on the 1965 Gas Act. If you would like to take part in the nuclear consultation, see the Future of Nuclear Power website. We will launch further consultations in the coming months. For more information on these, please see the Energy White Paper: Consultations page.
In the light of the initial results, we have announced our intention not to propose changes in Great Britain's regulated gas specification to take effect before the end of the next decade.