This event explored and discuss the implications of Brexit on UK’s energy and climate policy choice.
The UK’s long awaited clean growth strategy was published on 12 October and we welcomed its clear aim of a low carbon future. But there was precious little on what the future holds for the energy and climate sectors post-Brexit. The Climate Change Act secures our ambitious carbon targets, but once outside the EU, from a ‘no-deal’ scenario to an ‘EEA style’ agreement, any option will require appropriate adjustments for businesses, regulators and consumers.
The event started with a presentation by Sir Philip Lowe, former director general of the European Commission for Competition and Energy. Sir Philip introduced his latest policy briefing ‘Brexit and energy’ and shared his insights on the politics of shaping EU energy policy and approaches to navigating Brexit.