Posted on: 05/02/2019
Ministers have laid out how the UK would meet its obligations under the European Union’s clean energy package.
The UK’s National Energy & Climate Plan covers the five dimensions of the Energy Union: decarbonisation; energy efficiency; energy security; the internal energy market; and research, innovation and competitiveness.
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said its Clean Growth Strategy laid out its commitment to: enhance energy security by making the energy mix more diverse and reliable; improve energy efficiency, including through the Energy Company Obligation; and introduce “ambitious” policies for its fourth and fifth carbon budgets to meet decarbonisation targets.
The document also highlighted the UK Government’s commitment to building more interconnectors and the role research and innovation already plays within the Clean Growth Strategy and the Industrial Strategy.
BEIS highlighted the UK Government’s White Paper covering the country’s relationship with the European Union after Brexit.
The plan said: “On energy, the UK is seeking cooperation with the EU to support the delivery of cost efficient, clean and secure supplies of electricity and gas, based on competitive markets and non-discriminatory access to networks."
“This includes a framework to facilitate technical cooperation between electricity and gas network organisations and agreement on mechanisms to ensure efficient trade over the interconnectors over different timeframes.”