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EU Emissions Trading Scheme

Volume 494: debated on Thursday 25 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of progress towards liberalisation of the European energy market. (280358)

I welcome the progress being made on the development of the internal energy market, especially the recent agreement of texts for the third liberalisation package. This legislation will come into force early in 2011 and will benefit consumers through the development of more competition, especially between member states, and by enhancing security of supply. In order to improve the operation of the market, the UK is encouraging member states to implement early and on a voluntary basis those elements of the package related to transparency and co-operation between national regulators and system operators.