The selected witnesses who will give evidence to the committee, which is chaired by the SNP’s Angus MacNeil (MP for the Western Isles) on 25 May are:
- Antony Froggatt, Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House
- Professor Michael Grubb, Professor of International Energy and Climate Change Policy, University College London
- Tony Lodge, Political and Energy Analyst, Centre for Policy Studies
MPs will explore for a range of issues, including:
- The implications of the EU referendum for UK participation in a single European energy market
- The impact of European directives on UK energy security and consumer bills
- The UK’s future approach to decarbonisation and renewables targets
Meanwhile, the same committee has also summoned nuclear chiefs and Junior UK Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom – who strongly supports British Independence – to explain the ongoing delays in reaching a final investment decision on the proposed new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point-C – which is a cornerstone in the Conservative-UK Govt energy policy.
Also giving evidence are Vincent de Rivaz, Chief Executive of EDF Energy and Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson, Managing Director of EDF’s new-nuclear division.