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Carbon Emissions

Volume 506: debated on Wednesday 24 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his Department's definition is of carbon neutrality. (318511)

The Government's definition of carbon neutrality was published in October 2009 and is available on the DECC website:

The definition is

“Carbon neutral means that—through a transparent process of calculating emissions, reducing those emissions and offsetting residual emissions—net carbon emissions equal zero.”