London, 20 June 2022

High Court Grants AQUIND Permission to Bring Judicial Review

London, UK, 20 June 2022 – AQUIND can confirm that the application for permission to apply for judicial review of the decision of the Secretary of State in respect of the Development Consent Order has been granted. The Court has confirmed that the claim has raised arguable grounds which merit consideration at a full hearing.

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AQUIND is seeking permission to construct and operate a new marine and underground electric power transmission link between the UK and France.

With the ability to transmit up to 5% of Great Britain’s annual electricity consumption – enough to power nearly 5m British homes – AQUIND Interconnector will help reduce the impact of volatile gas and coal prices, which have caused electricity bills to increase this year, and will contribute to stabilising and reducing the cost of electricity. By reducing the price of energy in the UK, AQUIND Interconnector will save individuals and families several billion pounds over the first 25 years of its operation. The interconnector will help integrate a greater proportion of non-fossil fuel energy sources and intermittent renewables into the GB energy mix, helping meet the UK’s 2050 Net Zero target by reducing CO2 emissions by 40-70 million tonnes over 25 years.