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Planning: Renewable Energy

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 29 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether her Department plans to allow local authorities to take green tariffs into account when considering the carbon footprint of new developments. (167076)

The Government are working with the public sector, business and voluntary organisations in assessing a number of options for solutions that will help to reduce the carbon emissions from new developments.

Green supply tariffs have a role to play in contributing to the achievement of the Government's climate change goals. As such, the Government are committed to working with Ofgem to ensure consumers have accessible, transparent and user- friendly information on the ‘green electricity’ tariffs available to them. Ofgem published a consultation paper on green tariffs “Cutting green customer confusion” on 21 November.