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Committee questions National Grid and Ecotricity founder on Government's energy security approach

16 June 2022

On Wednesday 22 June, the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) will question National Grid, a fracking industry body and the founder of Ecotricity as part of its inquiry examining how the UK will accelerate the transition from fossil fuels and secure energy supplies.

Session focus

The EAC will be exploring with industry players and analysts the potential role of onshore oil and gas production vs renewables in the security of the UK's energy supply. Members will discuss the resilience of the UK's energy system following warning of a potential winter energy crisis.

Following the recent announcement of the Energy Profits Levy and the associated Investment Allowance, EAC will also be discussing whether the oil and gas industry's tax regime aligns with climate targets and whether it incentivises new oil and gas investment over renewable projects.

Members will be quizzing the founder of Ecotricity, Dale Vince, and Directors from the National GRid ESO and industry body UK Onshore Oil and Gas, in addition to leading figures from industry analysts Rystad and Wood MacKenzie.

The evidence session follows the EAC's session on 8th June, during which the Committee heard from energy executives and oil and gas industry experts.

Witnesses

Wednesday 22 June, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

From 14:15

  • Dale Vince OBE, Founder, Ecotricity
  • Jake Rigg, Director of Corporate Affairs, National Grid ESO
  • Charles McAllister, Director of Policy, Government and Public Affairs, UK Onshore Oil and Gas

From 15:15

  • Sonya Boodoo, Vice President Upstream Research, Rystad Energy
  • Graham Kellas, Senior Vice President, Global Fiscal Research, Wood MacKenzie

Further information

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