Environmental risks of no-deal Brexit loom large

Paul Hatchwell: A no-deal Brexit offers no obvious silver lining but risks a perfect storm of business disruption, escalating costs, serious environmental risks and setbacks for the UK’s low-carbon transition

Paul Hatchwell
Paul Hatchwell: No obvious silver linings amid the chaos if the UK crashes out of the EU in March

Few sectors are as deeply and intricately intertwined with EU policies and initiatives as energy and environment, rendering them especially vulnerable to no-deal chaos.

It is not for nothing that Shaun Spiers, chair of the Greener UK coalition, warned in July that “there can be no green Brexit if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal” – albeit not the government’s preferred option.

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