The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee has written to the Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, after her appearance in front of the Committee on 23 October left questions remaining about the steps her department is taking to prepare the energy and climate sectors for a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario.
The Committee felt that the Minister's evidence on this subject was incomplete, and furthermore noted that certain details in the 2018 Budget warranted further scrutiny. The Committee's letter therefore raises questions on a number of issues, including:
- What assessment the Government has made of the impact a 'no deal' would have on consumers' energy costs
- How the value for the Carbon Emissions Tax to replace the EU ETS was selected
- What discussions have taken place with the devolved administrations regarding the Carbon Emissions Tax
- What progress the Government has made towards securing agreement that the Integrated Single Electricity Market will be maintained on the island of Ireland in a 'no deal' scenario, and how this could be affected by its proposed carbon tax
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