The UK’s leading renewable energy trade body has welcomed elements of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan, but reinforced the need for strong domestic energy policy and ongoing co-operation with Europe.
Responding to the Prime Minister’s statement to the House of Commons on Brexit earlier this week, RenewableUK executive director Emma Pinchbeck said, “British renewables are a success story, worth billions to the UK economy.
“Our access to European markets helps keep our energy supply secure and supports our move to low cost, low carbon power. The UK must continue to be a leader in decarbonisation as we leave the EU and a No Deal outcome would mean uncertainty for industry and higher costs for consumers.
“This draft agreement provides the basic clarity that industry needs on market arrangements as we leave the EU and it protects the Single Electricity Market in Ireland.
“It is important that government builds on this by ramping up the ambition of domestic policy and pursuing a comprehensive future partnership with the EU on energy and action on climate change.”
The Prime Minister's plan has been given a cautious welcome by industry in the UK, but its fate remains highly uncertain.
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