European Union Committee - Fourteenth Report
No Country is an Energy Island: Securing Investment for the EU's Future

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 2 May 2013.


Terms of Reference


Chapter 1: Introduction

Box 1: TFEU—Article

Chapter 2: Investments and costs

The scale of investment required

Investing in energy at a time of economic crisis

Low carbon energy investment


Box 2: EU Project Bonds Initiative

Costs and pricing

Chapter 3: The energy mix

EU competence

Carbon capture and storage

Box 3: Carbon capture and storage


Box 4: Comparative greenhouse gas emissions of fossil

Unconventional gas-shale gas

Box 5: Unconventional gas

Coal and lignite

Box 6: Lignite

Renewable energy

Box 7: Renewable energy


Chapter 4: Delivering policy clarity—2030 framework

EU Emissions Trading System

Figure 1: Evolution of carbon prices

Renewable energy target

Energy efficiency

Energy-intensive industries

The politics of a 2030 framework

Chapter 5: Research and innovation

The role of research and innovation

The EU's approach

Chapter 6: Interconnection and energy security

Visions of the future grid

Energy Infrastructure Regulation

Public acceptance

Regulatory obstacles

Gas supply

Capacity mechanisms

Chapter 7: Conclusions and recommendations

Appendix 1: List of members and declarations of interest

Appendix 2: List of witnesses

Appendix 3: Call for evidence

Appendix 4: Glossary

Appendix 5: Share prices of major EU energy companies

Appendix 6: EU energy legislation and proposals

Appendix 7: Levelised cost estimates for projects starting in 2018 (10% discount rate)

Appendix 8: Household and industry electricity prices (second half 2011 (1) (/KWh)

Appendix 9: List of abbreviations

Map of interconnections between EU states

Evidence is published online at and available for inspection at the Parliamentary Archives (020 7219 5314)

References in footnotes to the Report are as follows:

Q refers to a question in oral evidence.

Witness names without a question reference refer to written evidence.

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