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UK faces energy 'challenge'

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Energy Secretary Ed Davey's new "dash for gas" is expected to be at the centre of the Energy Bill due before the Commons shortly. A report out earlier this month from the energy regulator Ofgem warned that as early as winter 2015, the UK Britain could be unable to keep up with the country's demand.

Even if the UK were to shift to more secure, greener energy supplies, one argument goes that we would still need fossil fuels to help us through that transition.

James Vaccaro, director of Triodos Renewables, and Malcolm Webb, chief executive of Oil and Gas UK, discuss how the UK should plan for its long-term energy needs.


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