Policy & Regulation

UK keeps door open for EU energy market

The UK may stay in the EU’s Internal Energy Market after it leaves the union, the country’s energy minister has said The UK may stay in the EU’s Internal Energy Market after it leaves the union, the country’s energy minister has said.
By Andreas Walstad 26 October 2017 0 28131
HDVC cable, UK Laying an electricity interconnector cable on the UK’s Isle of Grain. (BritNed)

The UK has sent a strong signal to Brussels that it wants to continue operating in the Internal Energy Market (IEM) after it leaves the EU and that it has not ruled out full IEM membership post-Brexit. UK Energy Minister Richard Harrington told a hearing in the House of Lords on Wednesday that it was a top priority to stay as “near as possible to the current arrangements” in the IEM after the UK leaves the EU. 

“I am hoping that there will be as little...