EMR heralds greater government intervention in UK power

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Of all Europe's power markets, the UK has led the way when it comes to market liberalisation. But more recently, the country has been changing tack. This year, the UK electricity sector is set to undergo major structural change, as the  government's long-awaited Electricity Market Reform (EMR) comes into effect. First proposed in consultation form as far back as December 2010, EMR is an attempt to respond to three knotty problems: ensuring the country continues to have a sufficient supply of pow

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