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Greg Clark MP questioned by Committee

15 February 2018

The Economic Affairs Committee hears from the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to follow up on its report into The Economics of UK Energy Policy.


Tuesday 20 February in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 3.35pm

  • Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth
  • Jeremy Pocklington, Director General, Energy and Security and Acting Director General, Enegry Transformation

Likely questions

Questions the Committee are likely to ask are:

Future of energy policy:

  • What lessons has the Government learnt from Hinckley Point C? How will the Government finance future new nuclear power stations?
  • What impact will the reduction in the cost of offshore wind have on future energy policy?
  • How much of the UK's future energy supply will come from nuclear power?

Electricity market:

  • What are the Government's current plans for an electricity and gas bill price cap?
  • Professor Helm's review of energy stated that the cost of energy is substantially higher than it needs to be to meet the Government's objectives, does the Government agree with this conclusion?

Industrial strategy, productivity and skills:

  • How will the government address regional imbalances in industry and infrastructure investment?
  • How will the Government raise investments in research and development?
  • Are STEM skill shortages the result of poor quality training?

Further information

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