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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Brexit and the Energy Sector: UK Climate Change and Renewables Policy and Targets

7 July 2016

At a time when the UK renewables industry needs a stable investment outlook more than ever, the vote to leave the EU has created a new period of uncertainty. Will climate change targets be reduced? Will there be a bonfire of environmental regulations? Will subsidies for renewable energy generation be reduced or removed? What will the UK's place be in the international climate policy arena? Initial signs show reason to be optimistic but there are risks on the horizon.

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