Lords to quiz Ed Davey on energy and climate change policy

11 July 2013

The House of Lords EU Committee will next week take evidence from 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.

Areas 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 risk that the agreement will reflect the policy of the least ambitious Member States as agreement at the European Council requires unanimity.
  • What the government will do to meet the greatest challenge to energy provisions – the lack of investment.
  • Government plans to boost gas storage capacity, which could support their policy on shale gas extraction. 

The evidence session will start at 12 noon on Monday 15 July in Committee Room 3 of the House of Lords.