New analysis by climate change think tank E3G has reported that the electricity interconnectors linking the UK and the EU are becoming increasingly important in ensuring that the UK takes the “least-cost pathway to decarbonisation”. E3G said on Monday 7 January that the government should prioritise the development of interconnectors after the UK’s exit from the EU even though Brexit makes the development and operation of UK-EU interconnectors more difficult. The organisation also recommended that the UK use existing proposals for developing regional electricity grids and renewables in the North Sea to engage with the EU and maintain a “positive role in shaping regional ambition on decarbonisation”.

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