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Energy policy unaffected by Brexit, says Leadsom

Energy policy unaffected by Brexit, says Leadsom


 

Leaving the EU will not change the government’s “commitment to a clear energy policy framework”, energy minister Andrea Leadsom has said. In a speech delivered at the Utility Week conference on Tuesday 5 July, Leadsom said that energy security was DECC’s “non-negotiable” top priority, but that this would be delivered by increasingly “diverse means”, with storage and interconnection growing in importance. But Leadsom especially sought to emphasise the government’s ongoing commitment to decarbonisation, saying that this was not an “abstract regulatory requirement” but an “essential responsibility that we hold towards our children and grandchildren”.

 

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