Brexit and energy: does ‘taking back control’ mean losing power?

The prospect of departure from the EU has thrown several key power projects – from emissions trading and undersea cables to nuclear research – into question

The Brexit spotlight swung last week away from the familiar cast of bankers quitting the City and coffee-shop chains worried about recruiting staff to the fate of the energy industry tasked with powering the economy when the UK leaves the EU.

The loudest warnings came from MPs, peers, engineers and the industry itself over the impact that blocks to trade or freedom of movement would have on the nuclear and oil sectors.

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