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Energy Supply

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 83759, tabled on 9 November 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps his Department has taken to increase energy security.

Answered on

25 November 2022

The UK has a secure and diverse energy system. We are confident in our plans to protect households and businesses in the full range of scenarios this winter, in light of Russia’s illegal war in Ukraine.

To strengthen this position further, we have put plans in place to secure supply this winter. This includes supporting coal plants to remain open, ensuring an additional 2.4GW of generating capacity to be used as a last resort over the coming months. We continue working closely with key international partners, to monitor and share information on energy supply, demand, and preparedness for the winter.