Murdo Fraser is the deputy leader of the Conservative Party in Scotland. He seems to have a somewhat off-message view of energy policy. Here's what he thinks we should do.
Instead of the Government directing energy policy from the centre, let the people choose.
This would involve the scrapping of ALL subsidies for power generation, direct or indirect. So all ROCs, FiTs, payments for nuclear decommissioning, tax breaks for gas extraction, and so on, would go. The real whole-life cost of each technology would be apparent. Each consumer could then choose the source, or mix of sources, for their electricity, in much the same was as at present one can choose energy supplier, or even a ‘green’ tariff, and pay accordingly.
Ordinary people deciding for themselves? Whatever next?