LONDON, October 7 (Hfrance.fr) - Le groUK Energy Intensive Users (EIUG) has called on the government and energy regulator Ofgem to tackle high prices, which they say threaten business and ensure supplies do not are not interrupted this winter.
Record energy prices in Britain have already caused some industrial companies, such as steelmakers and factories fertilizer, to reduce production and has led to warnings of food shortages this winter. learn more
"The question is not only whether gas and electricity supply will be available, but also price. energy intensity could simply be excluded from the market, "said EIUG. in a statement released Thursday.
Electricity futures in Britain are expected to exceed last winter's as gas prices hit a series of record highs.
Britain's National Grid on Thursday said it expected sufficient energy supplies to meet demand this winter, but said the Electricity supply might be tight. learn more
The EIUG, which represents companies such as manufacturers of steel, chemicals, fertilizers, paper, glass and cement, urged the government to put in place emergency measures to ensure that the energy supply is uninterrupted and delivered at affordable prices.
" Longer term, we are looking for a substantive reviewamental of the uncompetitive set of gas and electricity decarbonization costs we face, which is damaging our ability to compete internationally, "EIUG said.
Energy costs were determined by a series of factors, including the reduction in supplies from Russia and the increase in the cost of carbon dioxide, which big industrial polluters have to pay for and which is ultimately passed on to ordinary consumers.
UK Energy Minister s 'expressing at an industrial event on Thursday said the country would have enough energy this winter.
He also stated the targets decarbonization of the country and away from the use of fossil fuels in the production of electricity, would ultimately lead to lower energy prices.more stable. Reporting by Susanna Twidale; edited by Jason Neely and Barbara Lewis
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