Government consults on timing of policy shift in UK international fossil fuel energy sector support


The government is seeking views on further enabling UK clean energy exports and timing to implement policy shift in UK international fossil fuel energy sector support.

At the Climate Ambition Summit on 12 December 2020, the Prime Minister announced that the UK will no longer provide any new direct financial or promotional support for the fossil fuel energy sector overseas, other than in exceptional circumstances, as soon as possible, and align its support to enable clean energy exports.

This consultation seeks views on how to further enable an accelerated growth in UK clean energy exports, and on the impacts of the timing of implementation of the policy shift on international fossil fuel energy sector support.

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is seeking views from:
  • The UK oil and gas and clean growth industries, including companies, business organisations and trade bodies, and the supply chain.
  • UK businesses with an interest in these sectors (e.g. UK financial institutions, trade bodies, professional services)
  • Civil society and non-governmental organisations concerned with energy and climate change.

This consultation closes at

More information about this consultation and how to take part is available on the government website.