Uncertainties ahead of the cooperation between the EU and post-Brexit UK could raise energy costs for the British market, striking consumers and unnecessarily complicating UK carbon emissions reductions, according to the Green Alliance newly-released study. Among the observations and suggestions, the Green Alliance urges the Government to maintain a barrier-free trade and to further the electricity interconnection with the EU.

The future role of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) is also a crucial consideration as a hard-negotiating position on the ECJ potentially hinders a positive outcome. The UK’s solid stance on the ECJ is an obstacle for any agreement, because it is severely involved in governing the shared energy and climate rules. An EU-UK Association Agreement, similar to the EU’s one with the Ukraine, would be one way to reconcile existing political stances with the desired outcomes.

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