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Committee holds first evidence session on financing energy infrastructure

11 June 2019

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee questions the National Infrastructure Commission, the Committee on Climate Change and the CBI during the first evidence session of the inquiry into financing energy infrastructure.

Purpose of the session

The inquiry is examining the outlook for investment in energy infrastructure in the UK and what the Government needs to do to encourage the investment needed to deliver a low carbon, cost-effective and secure long-term energy supply. It is also examining how nuclear power may be financed in the future and how the Government might attract greater investment in renewable forms of energy.

The session will explore the UK’s future needs for energy infrastructure and the policies required for delivery. It will also examine the critical decisions that need to be taken by the Government to guide investment, the implications of adopting a net zero emissions target, and the extent and effectiveness of cross-Government coordination on infrastructure delivery.

Witnesses

Wednesday 12 June, Committee room 21, Palace of Westminster

At 9.45am

  • James Richardson, Chief Economist, National Infrastructure Commission
  • Tom Thackray, Director of Infrastructure and Energy, CBI
  • Witness TBC, Committee on Climate Change

Further information

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