SSE chief raises fears for UK energy market in EU exit

Alistair Phillips-Davies
Alistair Phillips-Davies

Alistair Phillips-Davies, Chief Executive of SSE – the Perth-based utility giant – has raised concerns over the potential impact of a vote to quit the EU in the government’s promised UK/ EU Independence Referendum.

Commenting on the UK-Govt’s draft Energy Bill, he said; “Whilst UK membership of the EU is a matter for voters, I will be taking an active interest in the energy related discussions that the UK Government takes over the forthcoming months.

“Progressive integration of the GB energy market with other countries in Europe is widely considered to be in the interests of delivering affordable, secure and low carbon energy for the benefit of all customers.

“Whatever the result of political discussions, we must not forget to think carefully about energy which is very much part of a global market.” 

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