Commenting on the UK leaving the EU today, Audrey Gallacher, Energy UK’s interim chief executive, said:
“The UK will officially leave the EU at 23.00 today, marking the beginning of a new era for the UK. The transition period which will start immediately after the exit and last until 31 December 2020 will see the UK and the EU enter into negotiations on their future relationship.
“Energy UK is looking forward to working with the UK government to achieve a deal that will support the energy sector in its mission to carry on its decarbonisation, while supporting other parts of the economy and society on that same journey in order to reach net-zero by 2050 creating new opportunities across the country.
“The deal should provide a framework for collaboration and cooperation to deliver secure, clean and affordable energy to all consumers, preserving existing benefits and creating new ones, and put in place solid foundations to fight climate change.”