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Commission to investigate Brexit impacts on energy

A new climate watchdog will inquire into Brexit's implications for the UK's climate and energy policy.

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The UK Parliament will hold the conservative government on a short leash in the climate and energy field when negotiations for the UK's exit from the EU begin. This is clear after a majority in Parliament established a new a commission which will seek advice from experts and industry players as to which climate and energy policies ought to be prioritized in the impending negotiations.

The commission, known as BEIS (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee) is chaired by Labour politician Iain Wright. 

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