UK and EU cooperation on energy

Energy policy links between the UK and the European Union have remained strong since the UK officially left the bloc in January 2020, in contrast to complications in many other policy areas. A new renewable power interconnector project between Germany and the UK illustrates that they even continue to grow. The energy crisis engulfing Europe has pushed energy cooperation to the top of many governments’ agendas as a matter of national security, with the UK and Germany being no exception. The construction of further electricity connections in the coming years could prove vital for unlocking the full potential of renewable power on both sides of the English Channel, benefitting both regions, according to experts.

  • North Sea is shared focus of UK’s and EU’s renewable power ambitions

  • UK has “scope” for helping to cover EU’s skyrocketing LNG demand

  • UK plans to become ‘Saudi Arabia’ of wind power key incentive for further interconnectors

  • Green Hydrogen potential can be unlocked from anticipated excess renewable energy…


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An unintended consequence of the Russian invasion of Ukraine is that it might have hammered some realism into the green energy policies of Europe.

The Captain