31 Dec '16, 10am

This is my most favourite piece I wrote in 2016 @pvmagazine - "What #Brexit means for UK's #renewableenergy"

So, this is it. Brexit is the result of the referendum been held yesterday in the UK regarding its membership in the European Union (EU) bloc. The winning camp of the Britons supporting the termination of the UK’s EU membership has suggested that exiting the bloc will repatriate the UK’s policy-making power from Brussels back to London. Is this true and how the new policy-making structure will affect the UK’s renewable energy sector? Despite of where one stands in the referendum debate, the fact is that the UK’s energy policy was always made in London, not in Brussels. UK energy policy was always UK-made The UK liberalised its electricity sector in 1989 (via the Electricity Act 1989) and from this point onwards power investment was led by market forces alone, with natural gas being the preferred investment. Contrary to the referendum discourse, it is the UK that shaped the...

Full article: https://www.pv-magazine.com/2016/06/24/what-brexit-means-...

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