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Carbon Emissions: Standards

Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change by what date he expects legislation to be passed to implement the 20 per cent. increase in the carbon emissions reduction target announced by the Prime Minister on 11 September 2008. (242500)

The amendment to the Electricity and Gas (Carbon Emissions Reduction) Order 2008 is subject to statutory consultation followed by debate in both Houses. We intend to consult on the proposed amendments early next year, with a view to completing the legislative process by the summer recess.