MP elected onto Commons Energy Select Committee
MP has this week been elected onto Parliament's Energy and Climate
Change Select Committee.
Heappey attended the committee's first meeting on Wednesday 15th
about the role, Mr Heappey told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I am
really excited about my election to the Energy and Climate Change
Select Committee and I hope to use this as a platform to discuss
the many energy related issues affecting our part of Somerset."
will agree our programme for inquiries after consulting stakeholders
this summer but clearly, I will be keen to discuss things like
pylons, fracking, the citing of renewable energy schemes and the
opportunities for tidal and wave energy in the Severn Estuary
and Bristol Channel."
Energy and Climate Change Committee scrutinises policy, expenditure
and the running of the Department of Energy and Climate Change
as well as any associated public bodies such as Ofgem.
Committee also plays a leading role in the wider debate on energy
and climate change in this country.