Energy: Infrastructure

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 2nd June 2015.

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Photo of Sue Hayman Sue Hayman Labour, Workington

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what her Department's policy is on the foreign ownership of (a) new nuclear reactors and (b) other new energy infrastructure in the UK.

Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The UK Government welcomes responsible foreign investment in the UK’s energy system. Specific proposals for ownership are assessed on competition grounds and against EU and UK law. All energy infrastructure in the UK must be operated in accordance with the relevant UK regulatory system.

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