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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Future UK-EU relations: energy, environment and health

EU Environment Sub-Committee
Future UK-EU relations: energy, environment and health

Wednesday 3 February 2021

Start times: 9.15am (private) 9.45am (public)


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Environment Secretary of State questioned on implications of EU agreement

The EU Environment Sub-Committee will be hearing evidence from Defra Secretary of State George Eustice on the implications of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement for food, fishing, environment and chemicals.

The EU Environment Sub-Committee will also be hearing evidence on the implications of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement for the UK energy sector, consumers, and decarbonisation from members of the industry.

A first panel involves representatives from Energy UK, the European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET), National Grid and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

The Committee will ask the first panel about:

  • Their overall reaction to the Agreement
  • Implications for electricity trading
  • Linking emissions trading systems
  • Cooperation on North Sea energy
  • The Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

The Committee will then focus their questions for the Secretary of State on the content of the Agreement in relation to food, fishing, environment and chemicals, any challenges arising from those provisions, and where the UK-EU relationship should go from here.

Meeting details

At 9.45am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Future UK-EU relations: energy, environment and health
Chief Executive at Energy UK
Board Member at European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET)
Head of EU Affairs at National grid
Senior Policy Fellow at Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
At 11.00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Future UK-EU relations: energy, environment and health
Secretary of State at Defra
Deputy Director, Environmental Regulations at Defra
Deputy Director, EU Strategy and Negotiations at Defra

These sessions will inform the Committee’s summative report on the energy, environment and health implications of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

Further Information:

Location

Virtual meeting (webcast)