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Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Business

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what incentives the Government has provided for businesses to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. (291533)

Government have a range of measures in place to incentivise and assist businesses to reduce their emissions. These include:

Incentivising businesses to save energy through measures such as the Climate Change Levy, Climate Change Agreements and the forthcoming Carbon Reduction Commitment;

Including high-carbon industries in the EU Emissions Trading System; and

Advice and support, in particular through the Government funded Carbon Trust, which provides a range of services to help businesses reduce their emissions. These include carbon surveys, interest free loans for small and medium enterprises, and a dedicated website and advice line.