UK energy supply and investment

Testimony before the Economic Affairs Committee at the House of Lords, UK Parliament.

Publishing date
23 March 2022
UK House of Parliament



On 22 March 2022. Bruegel Senior fellow Simone Tagliapietra presented testimony before the Economic Affairs Committee of the House of Lords, UK Parliament on UK energy and investment.

Europe overall has not taken into proper consideration the issue of energy security, particularly gas security of supply. This was an issue that was high on the agenda in 2006, 2009, again in 2014 when Russia annexed Crimea. But over the last few years, certainly after 2018, this issue has decreased in importance and in the priority of European governments.

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About the authors

  • Simone Tagliapietra

    Simone Tagliapietra is a Senior fellow at Bruegel. He is also a Professor of EU Energy and Climate Policy at The Johns Hopkins University - School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Europe.

    His research focuses on the EU climate and energy policy and on the political economy of global decarbonisation. With a record of numerous policy and scientific publications, also in leading journals such as Nature and Science, he is the author of Global Energy Fundamentals (Cambridge University Press, 2020) and co-author of The Macroeconomics of Decarbonisation (Cambridge University Press, 2024).

    His columns and policy work are widely published and cited in leading international media such as the BBC, CNN, Financial Times, The New York Times, The Economist, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Corriere della Sera, Le Monde, El Pais, and several others.

    Simone also is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Clean Air Task Force (CATF). He holds a PhD in Institutions and Policies from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. Born in the Dolomites in 1988, he speaks Italian, English and French.

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