IT IS VERY BRITISH that a revolution that will change our lives profoundly over the coming years actually began its course almost 200 years ago. This is a revolution in energy policy.

The change is in a shift from assumptions that energy systems are about big power generation that must struggle to keep up with insatiable consumer demand, to a recognition that the future will be shaped within a national system of local energy networks: a system where every part of our existence - our home, our roads, our workplaces, schools and hospitals - is a generator of sustainable energy rather than just ...


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