Minister: dropping out of EU ETS after Brexit ‘in no one’s interest’

It is in no one's interest for the UK drop out of the EU emissions trading system, energy minister Claire Perry told a Conservative Party Conference fringe event yesterday

Claire Perry
Energy minister Claire Perry

It is in no one's interest for the UK drop out of the EU emissions trading system (ETS), energy minister Claire Perry told a Conservative Party Conference fringe event yesterday.

The minister wants the UK to remain part of the cap-and-trade mechanism after Brexit and said that equally, the EU will not want to lose the UK’s contribution to the bloc’s emissions reduction because “we have over-achieved relative to our contribution”.

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