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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.


The evidence session takes place on Wednesday 28 October in Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster.

At 11.00am:

  • Andrea Leadsom MP, Minister of State, DECC
  • Tim Abraham, Head of European Policy, DECC

Likely questions

  • 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?

Further information

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