A new report from analysts Ernst & Young concludes that the UK’s energy market has precipitated fundamental diversity weaknesses by discriminating against investment in carbon neutral technologies such as clean coal and nuclear.

The report is critical of UK policy focus on renewables and has specifically identified the renewables obligation programme as a method to subsidise heavily a single method of reducing carbon emissions rather than including all carbon free sources of energy. The “UK’s Future Generation Mix” report also criticises the government for a lack of long-term clarity on key aspects of policy.