EU Energy Policy

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 12th April 2018.

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Photo of Alan Whitehead Alan Whitehead Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to support at the European Council for the Energy Union the EU-level (a) 35 per cent renewable energy and (b) 35 per cent energy efficiency target.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

These dossiers are now under discussion between the Council of the European Union, the European Commission and the European Parliament, where the UK approach will be to support balanced texts in line with the Council General Approaches, supporting achievement of EU objectives while leaving Member States flexibility to decarbonise in the most cost-effective manner.

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