Brexit: energy and environment

How will exiting the European Union affect the UK's involvement relating to environmental issues, the scientific community and technology businesses? Read analysis from Parliament's libraries and committees on the impact of Brexit.

Nuclear Safeguards Bill 2017–19
Discusses the content of the Nuclear Safeguards Bill, which makes provision for nuclear safeguards after the UK leaves Euratom

Overview of the work of Euratom and the implications for Britain's nuclear operations of withdrawal as a consequence of Brexit

Brexit and the environment
Examines the possible future approach to environmental policy in the UK post-Brexit

Leaving the European Union: UK Climate Change Policy
Gives an overview of European legislation on climate change, its implementation in the UK, and the implications of Brexit on targets in UK law

Government must act urgently to end Brexit risk to nuclear industry
Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee report on post-Brexit energy and climate change policy

Clarity on future of chemicals regulation needed
Environmental Audit Committee report on the future of the European Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals

Leaving the European Union: Euratom
What Euratom does and the possible implications of leaving Euratom for the future of the nuclear industry and nuclear research in the UK

Lords report on change climate and environment
Highlights key actions that will be needed to ensure environmental protections are not eroded as a result of Brexit

Negotiation priorities for energy and climate change policy
Business Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee inquiry on implications of UK's departure from the EU on the energy sector and UK's climate change commitments

New Environmental Protection Act needed after Brexit
Environmental Audit Committee report suggests that protections for wildlife and habitats could be weaker after the UK leaves the EU

Leaving the EU: Environment and Climate Change
Overview of a selection of EU legislation on the environment and climate change, and how it has been implemented in the UK

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News from across the House

News from across the House of Commons and House of Lords

Brexit glossary

List of commonly-used terms and acronyms, for example:

  • Article 50 TEU
  • Hard Brexit
  • Soft Brexit
  • Smooth Brexit
  • Red, white and blue Brexit
  • Great Repeal Bill

Background to the referendum

Reports and briefings on the UK's EU referendum 2016

Author information

Commons and Lords Library service

Authors of the research briefings are available to discuss them with Members and their staff. The research briefings are published to the UK Parliament website.

Select Committees

Both Houses establish select committees to conduct inquiries and to produce reports on a range of matters, from the conduct of Government to specialist subject areas. Information on their work can be found on the website.

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST)

POST provides research from across the biological, physical and social sciences, and engineering and technology

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