Westminster MPs seek new solutions to ‘energy trilemma’


The energy trilemma
The energy trilemma

The rUK is committed under the 2008 Climate Change Act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050.

Significantly reducing emissions from the energy sector by 2030 is considered to be a critical first step towards meeting this target.

The Scottish Parliament has set more stringent – devolved –  targets. But often evidence used to influence policy in Holyrood is recycled in Westminster, and vice-versa.

A more efficient, low-carbon energy system should be achieved, however, while maintaining security of energy supply and minimising the cost of energy to consumers – often referred to as the ‘energy trilemma’.

Accordingly, a new inquiry by MPs on the Westminster Parliament’s Energy Committee will explore what a UK energy system – that successfully tackles the energy trilemma – would look like by 2030. The committee has now called for evidence on: –

  • What are the greatest challenges in UK energy and climate change policy over the next Parliament (2015-2020)? And
  • What would a UK energy system, that successfully tackles the energy trilemma, look like by 2030 and beyond?

The deadline for replies – in a maximum of 500 words – is15 December 2014.

Send submissions to: ecc@parliament.uk


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