New inquiry into future investments in UK energy infrastructure

It comes amid recent decisions by Hitachi and Toshiba to halt new nuclear projects and concerns over how the gap for low carbon power can be filled

MPs launch inquiry into energy efficiency

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee is inviting written submissions until 17th January 2019

UK MPs call for all new vehicles to be zero emission by 2032

The government has set a target to phase out the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040

Nuclear waste could be stored under national parks, say MPs

They believe the safe disposal of nuclear waste is more important than environmental concerns

UK MPs launch inquiry into carbon capture and storage

They will examine the government’s commitment to deploying the technology and whether it has a ‘Plan B’ to meet climate targets should the desired cost reductions not materialise

MPs call for urgent need for energy price cap

The “broken” energy market in Britain must be fixed by introducing a price cap before next winter. The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee is urging the government to implement the cap as soon as possible to protect loyal customers from being ripped off by suppliers. MPs said the Big Six energy companies have […]

BEIS Committee seeks views on energy price cap bill

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee is seeking views on the government’s draft energy price cap legislation. It is inviting written submissions on a number of topics including the government’s objective of the bill, i.e. “protecting customers until the conditions for effective competition in this market are in place”. Others include whether it […]

BEIS Committee launches EV inquiry

An inquiry into electric vehicles (EVs) has been launched by the Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee. It will look into the challenges EVs represent for the energy infrastructure and the actions needed to support the development of this market. The inquiry will build on the work of the previous inquiry, which was interrupted […]

MPs launch inquiry into UK electric vehicle market

The role of electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK’s low carbon transition and as part of the government’s Industrial Strategy is to be investigated. The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has launched a new inquiry, which will examine barriers to the development of the EV market and the support it needs to progress. […]

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Greg Clark to be questioned by BEIS Committee

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee is to question Greg Clark about the work of the department next week. It will be his first appearance before the Committee since being appointed as BEIS Secretary earlier this year. The Committee will focus on the energy and climate change briefs, including the department’s efforts to […]