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National Grid: Carbon Emissions

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 11 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the carbon content of grid electricity is reduced. (148654)

[holding answer 10 July 2007]: The Government have set out in the Energy White Paper measures aimed at reducing the carbon content of electricity generation. These include:

Strengthening the EU Emissions Trading Scheme

Strengthening the Renewables Obligation

Consulting on civil nuclear power

Launching a competition to demonstrate carbon capture and storage in the UK