Andrea Leadsom, MP – the junior UK Energy Minister – is due to give evidence to MPs on ‘the impact of Govt. policy on confidence in the energy sector’. Given her role as a victorious British Independence champion in last week’s EU referendum, this is likely to be a lively meeting with MPs on the Commons’ Energy Committee on Wednesday. The meeting will also explore a number of themes arising from the Committee’s report on investor confidence in the UK energy sector, including; – Levels of investment in new and existing projects, and Support for energy projects (e.g. Contracts-for-Difference and the Levy Control Framework).
Scottish Energy News 27th June 2016 read more »
Scotland will be the decision-maker in terms of energy policy once the British exit from the European Union is confirmed, according to the Energy and Climate Change select committee (ECCC). Speaking exclusively to Utility Week, Angus MacNeil – the SNP MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, and ECCC chair – said Scotland will seek to remain in the EU and will continue to have a say on energy policy in the single market. He added that he expects England and Wales to adopt a “Norway-type status”, whereby they are members of the European Economic Area (EEA), and will have to adopt European rules and legislation without having any influence on their development. MacNeil said: “The decision maker in the EU will be Scotland and the followers will be England and Wales – that will be energy and everything else.
Utility Week 24th June 2016 read more »