Lords to quiz UK Energy minister on nuclear power, security of supply and energy prices

Is the £18 billion contract for EDF to build the new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant a deal good value for money? What will happen if it is not built on time?

  • Why do UK energy intensive businesses face amongst the highest industrial electricity prices in Europe?
  • And is the UK’s energy supply secure? Does the increasing reliance on intermittent renewable sources of energy affect this security?

These are some of the hot questions which members of the House of Lords’ Economic Affairs Committee are likely to lob at British energy minister Greg Clark tomorrow (10 Jan 2017) in the Westminster parliament.

This evidence session is part of the Committee’s inquiry into The Economics of UK Energy Policy’. Jeremy Pocklington, Director General of Energy and Security at the Dept of Trade and Energy will also be giving evidence.

The evidence session will take place at 3.35pm. You can watch the session live on the internet at www.parliamentlive.tv

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