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Departmental Public Consultation

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what consultations have been initiated by his Department since 6 October 2008, including the dates given for responses and the intended dates for report. (256037)

[holding answer 23 February 2009]: Since 6 October 2008, DECC has initiated the following public consultations:


Start date


Intended date of response

The Environmental Permitting Regulations, Phase 2 (EPP2)

16 February 2009

18 May 2009

15 September 2009

Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP)

12 February 2009

8 May 2009

Summer 2009

Heat and Energy Saving Strategy Consultation

12 February 2009

8 May 2009

End of 2009.

Proposed amendments to the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target 2008-2011

12 February2009

14 April 2009

Summer 2009

The Severn Tidal Power Feasibility Study

26 January 2009

23 April 2009

To be announced in due course

Offshore Energy SEA (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Environmental Report

26 January 2009

22 April 2009

To be announced in due course

The Justification of Practices involving Ionising Radiation Regulations 2004: Consultation on the Nuclear Industry Association's Application to Justify New Nuclear Power Stations

17 December 2008

25 March 2009

A draft decision document, containing responses to this current consultation, is provisionally intended to be published in September 09. This itself is subject to consultation and the final Justification decision is not expected to be made until January

Consultation on offshore electricity transmission: a further joint Ofgem/DECC regulatory policy update

20 November 2008

9 January 2009

Spring 2009

Carbon units, the net UK carbon account and carbon accounting (under the Climate Change Act)

28 October 2008

19 January 2009

Alongside laying of carbon accounting Statutory Instrument at fiscal Budget 2009