It is about to embark on an ambitious plan for net zero carbon emissions when we can least afford it. There may be a more affordable option.
The second piece in a mini-series on climate change, COP26 and the environment on ConservativeHome this week.
Imposing an obligation on suppliers and shippers to hold a certain proportion of their gas in store ahead of every winter would be the most cost-effective solution.
The Government should recognise the critical role of natural gas in the drive to deliver both lower carbon emissions and lower energy bills.
As a consultant who was heavily involved in the original Electricity Pool after the industry was rightly privatised, here is my advice.