Northern Ireland's energy security and UK's planned withdrawal from EURATOM examined
13 September 2017
The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee questions experts on the implications of Brexit for Northern Ireland's energy supply, and on the UK's planned withdrawal from the Euratom Treaty.
- Parliament TV: Brexit: energy security
- Inquiry: Brexit: energy security
- EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee
Wednesday 13 September in Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster
- Silke Goldberg, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
- Robin McCormick, General Manager, SONI
- Dr Owen Wilson, Chief Executive, Electricity Association of Ireland
- Dr Jenifer Baxter, Head of Energy and Environment, Institution of Mechanical Engineers
- Dr Mina Golshan, Deputy Chief Inspector, Office for Nuclear Regulation
- Angela Hepworth, Corporate Policy and Regulation Director, EDF
Areas the Committee may discuss on Northern Ireland include:
- To what extent is Northern Ireland reliant on imported energy, from the British mainland or elsewhere, for its energy security?
- What might be the effect of Brexit on either planned or currently operating interconnectors between the UK and the island of Ireland?
- Is it feasible for the single electricity market on the island of Ireland to be maintained after Brexit?
Areas the Committee may discuss on Euratom include:
- Will investments in nuclear power plant by other countries both within and beyond the EU still be viable after the UK withdraws from Euratom?
- What will be the implications of withdrawing from Euratom for the ownership and management of nuclear waste in the UK and in the EU?
- What would you expect and wish to see in the Government's upcoming Nuclear Safeguards Bill?