Leaving the EU will see the UK needing to address as exit process is negotiated.
The Committee will invite responses to a number of issues:
- To what extent have the Government’s energy policies been driven by the EU? Are any policy areas currently at risk?
- What should be the Government’s priorities on energy when negotiating the UK’s exit from the EU? What would a successful negotiation outcome look like?
- What aspects of existing EU energy policies and directives are beneficial to the UK? What should be the Government’s priorities in deciding which EU-led energy policies and legislation to retain?
The UK energy sector shares numerous existing links with the European Union via trade, directives and interconnection. Although EU member states have autonomy over their energy mix, the EU has been responsible for driving UK energy policy through its directives and proposals.
The Committee will use the inquiry to understand the implications of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union on its energy policy.
The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 14 September 2016 and should answer some or all of the questions in no more than 3,000 words.