MPs to quiz UK energy experts about renewables and British Independence from EU-Bloc

British Independence Referendum EU and UK flagsEnergy MPs on the House of Commons select committee are to hold a one-off evidence session on the implications for the UK on British Independence from the EU-Bloc.

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
* Learn about SCOTLAND’S RENEWABLE FUTURE  with MSPs Liam McArthur, Ross Thomson, and expert industry speakers –  26 May 2016 

Scotland's Renewable Future conference - 26 May 2016

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.

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