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Power Stations

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

22. To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what his policy is on development of new coal-fired power stations. (198434)

The Government’s approach is to provide a regulatory framework which incentivises generating companies to deliver secure energy supplies, within an overall cap on carbon emissions under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. Within this framework, decisions on the nature and timing of investment in new generating capacity are a matter for generating companies.