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Equity and Finance experts questioned by Lords on EU Energy policies

19 December 2012

Experts in energy finance and investment will be questioned by the Lords Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy EU Sub-Committee on Wednesday 19 December as part of their inquiry into EU energy and growth.

Witnesses

At 11am, Wednesday 19 December, Committee Room 3A, Palace of Westminster

  • Angus McCrone, Chief Editor, Bloomberg New Energy Finance; and
  • Peter Atherton, Independent Equity Analyst

The Committee will explore with the witnesses issues including:

  • whether EU policy helps or hinders general energy sector investments and low-carbon investment in particular;
  • their views on the extent to which energy investment has economic benefits for growth and jobs;
  • how the EU compares to other regions of the world in terms of attracting investors, including in low-carbon energy sources;
  • how the required €1 trillion of  capital expenditure in the energy sector over the next decade can be delivered without imposing unsustainable costs on households and businesses; and
  • whether there is a case to continue broad support for renewable energy and whether shale gas has materially altered the outlook or case for them. 

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