Energy and Brexit—renewable energy
Energy and Brexit—renewable energy

The following Energy guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Energy and Brexit—renewable energy
  • Introduction
  • Key publications, legislation and announcements to date in relation to Brexit and renewables
  • Brexit and Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs)
  • Brexit and Guarantees of Origin of Electricity Produced from High-efficiency Cogeneration (CHPGOs)
  • Brexit and renewable energy generation subsidy
  • Brexit and renewable microgeneration certification schemes
  • Brexit and carbon pricing under the EU ETS/the potential ‘Carbon Emissions Tax’

Introduction

This Practice Note tracks the key publications and announcements made to date in relation to Brexit and the Great Britain (GB) renewable energy sector. It also provides brief explanation of the key areas where Brexit will have an identified and direct legal impact on the renewables sector.

For analysis of other key aspects of the UK energy sector impacted by Brexit, see Practice Notes: Energy and Brexit—the EU Internal Energy Market and international electricity and gas interconnection regulation and trade and Energy and Brexit-Euratom and the UK Nuclear Sector. Practice Note: Brexit—environmental law implications may also be of interest.

For a more general (non-sector specific) timeline of key events and updates in respect of Brexit, see Practice Note: Brexit timeline.

Key publications, legislation and announcements to date in relation to Brexit and renewables

Date Source Item (incorporating hyperlink)
14 February 2017 House of Lords European Union Committee—EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee Brexit: environment and climate change report
16 April 2017 Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Government response to Brexit: environment and climate