House of Lords inquiry: Does the UK Committee on Climate Change support shale gas?

Energy Institute info-graphic on onshore shale gas exploration
Energy Institute info-graphic on onshore shale gas exploration

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee’s inquiry into ‘The Economics of UK Energy Policy’ will next week hear evidence on whether the Government’s energy policy is being implemented effectively.

The Committee is exploring the present mix of policy interventions and subsidies in the energy market and questions that the Committee is likely to ask on 18 October include:

  • Should low carbon energy have the same priority as secure and affordable energy?
  • Should the existing subsidies and support systems for renewable energy be scrapped?
  • Is the UK investing sufficiently in researching and developing new energy technologies?
  • Does the Climate Change Committee support the development of UK shale gas?

house-of-lordsThe Committee will take evidence from:

  • Rupert Darwall, from the Centre for Policy Studies
  • Dr. David Clarke, Chief Executive, Energy Technologies Institute and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Prof. Michael Grubb, Professor of International Energy Policy, University College London, and:
  • Matthew Bell, Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change.

Click here to watch the session live awww.parliamentlive.tv

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