Minister gives evidence on Government vision for EU energy governance
28 October 2015
On Wednesday 28 October the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee takes evidence from Andrea Leadsom MP, Minister of State at DECC, in relation to its inquiry into EU Energy Governance.
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- Inquiry: EU Energy Governance
- EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee
The evidence session takes place on Wednesday 28 October in Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster.
- Andrea Leadsom MP, Minister of State, DECC
- Tim Abraham, Head of European Policy, DECC
- How supportive is the Government of the Energy Union Package overall?
- Which features of a future EU energy governance framework would contribute to a more secure energy supply for the UK?
- What role should ACER play in the regulation of the European energy markets?
- Does the Government think Capacity Mechanisms have a role to play in the future of EU energy policy?
- How could a governance mechanism assist the EU to deliver its stated policy, including not only the 27% renewables target but the overarching 40% emissions reduction target which relies in part on the renewables target?
- Would the Government support calls for an independent European Energy and Climate Observatory to be established?
- Would the Government be willing to accept regional renewable energy targets or similar binding obligations as a first step to a more integrated approach to energy policy?
- How will the Government involve consumers in any discussions which may take place when future principles of EU energy governance are being negotiated?
- Would the Government like to see a legislative approach to the issue of governance?