Trade body Eurelectric has called on politicians to “minimise any possible disruption resulting from Brexit on the energy and climate agenda”.

The organisation wants a specific chapter on energy and climate change to be written into the document governing the European Union’s (EU’s) relationship with the UK.

Eurelectric wants to see a focus on the following areas: the Internal Electricity Market (IEM), including the trading and transmission framework created via the Network Codes and Guidelines, the Single Electricity Market (SEM); the EU energy and climate frameworks; the Industrial Emission Directive (IED); the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS); the nuclear energy sector; and the financial regulations that to an extend also frame energy commodity trading.

Its comments came ahead of this month’s EU summit in Brussels on 28 and 29 June.

‘Fog surrounding Brexit’

Meanwhile, the annual “state of the nation” survey from the Energy Institute (EI) trade body found that its members are also worried about Brexit.

Malcolm Brinded, President of the EI, said: “The fog surrounding Brexit has thickened despite negotiations being a year further on.

“Answers to key questions are needed.”

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