Energy and Climate Community is nearing the end!

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The parliamentary energy and climate change committee will be coming to an end on 17th October.

This follows the recent merger of the Department of Energy and Climate Change into the new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The Business Innovation and Skills Committee will become the new Business Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee.

The abolition, after nearly nine years, of existence comes with many fears that the energy policy will not be prioritised over the business policies under the new department.

Although Labour MP Iain Wright, has already announced his commitment to energy and climate change will “front and centre of committee work”.

This follows the news that MPs on the Energy and Climate Change Committee have warned the government that the UK is not on target to achieve its 2020 renewable energy targets (to provide 15% of its energy from renewable sources).

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