Consultation Response: Leaving the EU - Implications for UK climate policy

22 Aug 2016

The Association has responded to an inquiry by the House of Commons' Energy & Climate Change Committee on the impacts of Brexit on climate change policy.

 

In our response we highlight the progress the industry has taken to mitigate climate change and to explain the wide range of energy and climate policy instruments the industry faces.  We have long called for the complexity and overlapping nature of the current energy and climate policy landscape to be simplified. Leaving the EU offers the opportunity to review again those instruments affecting business, although to some extent this will be determined by the trading relationship the UK adopts under Brexit.

 

We also plan to respond to the Committee's inquiry on the impacts of Brexit on energy policy in September.

 

The Energy & Climate Change Committee's page and further information can be found on the UK Parliament website: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/energy-and-climate-change-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/eu-energy-16-17/

 

Our response in full can be downloaded below.