How might Brexit impact the UK energy industry?

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Abstract

We live in dramatic and unpredictable times. On the 23 June 2016 UK voters were asked 'Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?' and responded: Remain: 16,141,241,(48.11%). Leave: 17,410,742 (51.89%). Thus began the 'post-Brexit Britain' political environment - with a majority of 1,269,501 voting to leave the EU; a decision that has understandably dominated and overshadowed British politics since. It was not, of course, a united UK that made that decision. Scotland voted (62:38) to remain, Northern Ireland (56:44), so too did significant parts of England, such as London (60:40). This chapter discusses how this split will affect the UK energy industry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScotland, the UK and Brexit
Subtitle of host publicationA Guide to the Future
EditorsGerry Hassan, Russell Gunson
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2017

Keywords

  • Brexit
  • energy industry
  • Scottish economics

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