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The cost of uncoupling

If the UK leaves the European Union single market without a suitable trade deal, then electricity trade with its European Union partners could be disrupted. New research estimates the 2030 cost of a hard electricity Brexit to Britain at €300 million per year.

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Fig. 1: Electricity interconnectors.

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Newbery, D.M. The cost of uncoupling. Nat Energy 5, 187–188 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-020-0566-0

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