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President primes public for electricity strategy

President primes public for electricity strategy

Monday 05 June 2023

President primes public for electricity strategy

Monday 05 June 2023

The long-gestating electricity strategy is close to being released and the President of the committee responsible for it has sought to remind the community why the island needs a new direction.

The incoming strategy will help guide the island to carbon neutrality by 2050, as per the States agreement under the Energy Policy 2020-2050.

While the contents of the strategy are yet to be published, the President of the Committee for the Environment and Infrastructure, Deputy Lindsay de Sausmarez, has released a letter revisiting the need for a cohesive electricity strategy. 

She said, “our demand for electricity is growing. That’s no bad thing in itself (and in some respects it’s a very good thing), but we need to meet that growing demand for electricity in an affordable, secure and sustainable way”. 

You can read the full letter HERE. 

It’s not the first time she’s come out swinging for the strategy, after the Guernsey Policy and Economic Group (GPEG) released comment on what it believed would be contained in it. 

The group said it had been fortunate to “learn a lot about the proposals” and made reference to a future windfarm and an additional cable to France. 

Deputy de Sausmarez said she “was intrigued to see G-PEG's report that was released... featuring analysis of proposals that have not yet been published and that they could not possibly have seen any recent version of”. 

The Policy Letter is expected to be published imminently. 


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