Economic Affairs Committee

Economics of Renewable Energy

The Government's efforts to meet its EU 2020 renewable energy targets, even if successful, may encourage the UK to adopt an unnecessarily costly and risky approach to reducing carbon emissions, according to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee Report, The Economics of Renewable Energy.

The Committee held a press conference to launch the report on Tuesday 25 November in Committee Room 4 of the House of Lords. Representing the Committee were Lord Vallance, Chairman, Lord Lawson and Lord Layard.

Press Notice

Press Notice issued on the publication of the Committee's report, 25 November 2008.


Fourth Report of Session 2007-08, published 25 November 2008.

Government Response

The Committee published the Government's response to its report on 16 February 2009.


Lord Vallance of Tummel, Committee Chairman, opened the debate on 24 February 2009 in the House of Lords Chamber on the renewable energy report.