On 15 November 2022, Bruegel Senior fellow Simone Tagliapietra presented testimony before the European Affairs Committee of the House of Lords, UK Parliament on the European energy crisis and the UK-EU relations in the field of energy and climate.
After Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, European countries have taken important steps to ensure security of energy supply and help families and businesses tackle rising energy prices. Thanks to all these actions, Europe managed to put itself in a resilient position ahead of the winter, and for now defeated Putin’s energy blackmail. However, Europe is not out of the woods yet. To ensure Europe’s energy resilience, further action is required on both demand and supply sides. In this context, maintaining cross-border energy trade between the UK and the EU is of paramount importance for both.