Alex Cunningham – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Alex Cunningham on 2016-10-07.

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on investment in energy intensive industries of increased regulatory uncertainty around carbon emissions policy.

Jesse Norman

Investment decisions are driven by a range of factors. Government has regular discussions with energy intensive industries (EIIs) about carbon emissions policy and other aspects of climate change and energy policy.

The Government is taking actions to help eligible EIIs offset the cost of energy and climate change policies and provide greater certainty around electricity prices. We are also working collaboratively with EII sectors to develop action plans which will support industry’s transition to a low-carbon future.