Impact of Brexit on emissions cap and energy standards examined

07 February 2017

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee considers the impact of Brexit on the EU emissions trading system (ETS), climate change, energy standards and consumer protection.


Tuesday 7 February 2017, Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster

At 9.30am

  • Sara Vaughan, Strategy & Corporate Affairs Director, E.ON UK
  • John Lanchbery, Principal Climate Advisor, The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
  • Andrew McDermott, Technical Director, British Ceramic Confederation
  • Dr William Kyte OBE, International Emissions Trading Association Fellow, IETA

At 10.30am

  • Philip Sellwood, Chief Executive, Energy Saving Trust
  • Isaac Occhipinti, Head of External Affairs, Energy and Utilities Alliance
  • Stew Horne, Energy Regulations Principal Policy Manager, Citizens Advice
  • Joanne Wade, Vice President, European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

Purpose of the session

The first panel are asked about future UK participation in the EU ETS, an EU-wide cap on greenhouse gas emissions from energy intensive sectors, and about the role of Britain in international climate change negotiations.

The second panel are questioned on EU energy efficiency standards for buildings, products and vehicles and asked whether they should be retained post-Brexit.

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