Government “considering all options” in Brexit negotiations on energy
The government has confirmed that it is “considering all options” for the UK’s future relationship with the EU on energy. In its Brexit White Paper, issued on Thursday 2 February, the government said that coordinated energy trading arrangements within the bloc had helped to ensure improved security of supply and lower prices for both the UK and EU member states. It said that the negotiations would place a particular emphasis on avoiding disruption to the all-Ireland single electricity market. The paper further confirmed that, after triggering Article 50, the UK would be leaving Euratom, as this used the same institutions as the EU.