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Britain's Energy Future: Securing the 'Home Front'

[Cover of Britain's Energy Future: Securing the 'Home Front']

Stephen Twigg, Dan Plesch, Greg Austin, Fiona Grant

2005

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The UK Government has made the case for a rapid shift to renewable energy from a number of perspectives: national security, economic prosperity and protection of the global environment. Yet its targets in this area are among the lowest in Europe.

The UK clearly needs to change the way it thinks about its energy future. This pamphlet firstly sets the global scene by highlighting new global risks involved in continuing a 'business as usual' approach. It then looks more closely at how we on the 'home front' must respond to new security risks associated with energy policy.