Trade body EnergyUK has laid out what it believes should be the UK Government’s priorities when negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU).

The organisation wants a chapter on energy and the environment to be included in any trade agreement with the EU.

It wants to see the UK participating in the EU’s Internal Energy Market and for close cooperation on climate change.

EnergyUK also wants the single energy market on the island of Ireland to continue.

Security of supply

Lawrence Slade, chief executive of Energy UK, said: “In order to keep costs down for UK customers and businesses, maintain security of supply and meet our climate targets it will be essential for the future EU-UK agreement to have a comprehensive energy and climate chapter and that we have participation in the Internal Energy Market.

“We will continue to work with all stakeholders in the UK and the EU to help shape our future energy relationship with the EU to ensure a successful outcome.”

EnergyUK also wants the UK to maintain a close association with nuclear body Euratom.

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