In the first evidence session of their new inquiry, the House of Lords Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy EU Sub-Committee will be speaking to EU climate and energy policy experts on Wednesday 31 October.
At 11.00am, Wednesday 31 October, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster
- Mr Stephen Tindale, Associate Fellow, Centre for European Reform
- Herr Karsten Neuhoff, Head of Climate Policy at the German Institute for Economic Research, DIW Berlin (via video link).
The witnesses will face questions on issues including:
- their views on whether EU energy policy should be driven by reducing costs or boosting investment;
- the respective roles of gas, nuclear, coal and renewable energy, and whether targets should be used to promote one technology over another;
- investing substantial amounts of money in energy infrastructure at a time of economic instability;
- the true potential for energy efficiency to help reduce emissions, costs and energy dependence; and
- how the cost of carbon can be pushed up into order to encourage low-carbon investment.