Peers explore jobs and growth potential of EU energy sector

15 January 2013

The Lords Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy EU Sub-Committee will quiz an economic commentator and energy economist on EU energy and growth as part of their current inquiry, on Wednesday 16 January


At 11am, Wednesday 16 January, Committee Room 3A, Palace of Westminster

  • Martin Wolf, economics commentator for the Financial Times
  • Dimitri Zenghelis, energy economist at the London School of Economics, Chatham House and Cisco

The witnesses will answer the Committee’s questions on issues such as:

  • why an economic crisis is the best time to make investment in green energy; 
  • whether investment in energy can drive growth and jobs in the wider economy;
  • how future investment can be financed and the role of public investment banks;
  • the role the EU has to play in creating policy that will boost investment; and
  • which policy tools the EU should use to encourage low carbon investment in the energy sector. 

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