A report that suggests the UK is more likely to obtain cheap energy in the future by building new nuclear and gas power stations has been criticised by the government and renewable energy firms.
The Powerful Targets study, launched this week by AF Consult, was dismissed as using oversimplified methodologies and failing to take into account long-term operating costs.
Based on a study by KPMG - which the firm subsequently scrapped - it suggested the UK could save £45 billion by investing in nuclear and gas instead of wind power.
However, a spokeswoman for the Department of Energy and Climate Change described its findings as "short-sighted" and "a very, very poor piece of work" that relies on the assumption the UK will focus on a limited range of energy sources.
Director of policy at trade body RenewableUK Dr Gordon Edge also stated it is "wilfully narrow" and does not offer anything worthwhile to the debate over how the country will generate cheap electricity in the coming years.
Last week, a report by Ofgem claimed the costs for offshore wind power could be greatly reduced if energy suppliers co-ordinated better on how they develop the necessary infrastructure for such developments.
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