An All-Party Parliamentary Group


Energy Policy Priorities

PGES Energy Policy Priorities – 2020

PGES initially set out defined Energy Policy Priorities to reflect the immense changes before the industry as a result of the Brexit referendum and the consequential creation of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Policy.
These have been reviewed as a result of the CoVid Pandemic and the need to Recover to Net Zero.
A further workshop was held in 2022 to reassess the priorities under the Chairmanship of Lord Whitty.
See the full listing here.

PGES Top priorities for Energy Policy are:

  • Make a plan, commit to the plan, stick to the plan and bind successors to the plan
  • Education and participation – for legislators and consumers
  • The return of the Energy Trilemma
  • Market design whole system and operation – allow market pace changes
  • Social burden – a rational approach
  • Future of gas – give confidence
  • Energy as a consumer activity – this one’s for all of us!
  • Investments need certainty – give confidence, it reduces the cost

These eight simple points represent the wishes of the whole group and are supported by proposals for short-, medium- and long-term policies.


PGES Responses to Calls for Evidence and Select Committee Inquiries

BEIS – Net Zero Review

Select Committee for Energy Security & Net Zero
Inquiry – Preparing for Winter
Inquiry – Heating Our Homes
Inquiry – Flexible Grid of the Future
Inquiry – Future Energy Technologies