The Energy White Paper: A Lot of Promises to Deliver On

June 2021
Region: Europe

On 14 December 2020, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published the long-awaited Energy White Paper, which builds on the prime minister’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution and the National Infrastructure Strategy, and sets out the steps the government intends to take within the next decade to address the transformation of the UK energy system to achieve net zero by 2050.

The Energy White Paper focuses on strategy in six key areas: consumers, power, energy systems, transport, buildings, oil and gas, and industrial energy. In this client alert, Rob Broom (Associate), Paul Brennan (Consultant) and Ray O’Connor (Partner) take an in-depth look at the key announcements in the Energy White Paper affecting electricity and gas consumers, and consider progress since its publication.