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Carbon Dioxide: Environment Protection

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the likelihood of reaching the target of a 60 per cent. carbon dioxide reduction by 2020. (144242)

The measures in the Energy White Paper, and those they build on, are expected to achieve a reduction of up to 26 per cent. in carbon dioxide over 1990 levels by 2020. This would put us on track to achieve real progress towards our goal of reducing carbon emissions by at least 60 per cent. by 2050.