However the UK votes in the EU referendum, it would be neither possible nor desirable to ‘unplug’ the UK from Europe’s energy networks. –
The UK’s energy market is deeply integrated with that of its European neighbours, so the forthcoming referendum on its membership of the EU on 23 June has major implications for energy and climate policy.
Our conclusion** is that while each option involves trade-offs for energy and climate policy, remaining inside the EU offers the best balance for Britain’s interests.
** Read the Chatham House export report in full; – http://goo.gl/FJmI5i