Statement on electricity market reform

13 July 2011

Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne, made a statement in the House of Commons on Tuesday 12 July on reforming the electricity market.

Electricity Market Reform White Paper

The Electricity Market Reform White Paper published by the Department for Energy and Climate Change sets out key measures to attract investment, reduce the impact on consumer bills, and create a secure mix of electricity sources including gas, new nuclear, renewables and carbon capture and storage.

The Department also published a Renewables Roadmap alongside the white paper and this outlines a plan of action to accelerate renewable energy deployment.

The White Paper and the Renewables Roadmap can be found on the Department for Energy and Climate Change website.

Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on the Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Meg Hillier, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

Further information

The Energy and Climate Change Secretary made a statement on 16 December announcing a consultation on reform of the electricity market.

Oral statements

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements usually relate to matters of policy or government actions.

At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.

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