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Lords question Ed Davey MP on energy and climate change policy

15 July 2013

The House of Lords EU Committee will take evidence from Rt Hon Ed Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. This will be a one-off evidence session with the Committee scrutinising the government and EU's energy and climate policy.

Witness

Monday 15 July 2013, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster, 12noon

  • Rt Hon Ed Davey MP, Secretary of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Areas that the Committee will cover with Mr Davey include:

  • The EU Emissions Trading System and what structural changes the UK Government would like to see;
  • The EU 2030 emissions reduction agreement and the Government's opposition to the Committee's recommendation that a renewable energy target be included in the agreement. The Committee will also ask if there is a risj that the agreement will reflect the policy of the least ambitious Member States as agreement at the European Council require unanimity;
  • What the Government will do to meet the greatest challenge to energy procisions - the lack of investment;
  • Government plans to boost gas storage capacity, which could support their policy on shale gas extraction.

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