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Energy: Carbon Emissions

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 16 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will bring forward proposals to require energy suppliers to account for expenditure on meeting their carbon emissions reduction targets by reporting savings achieved as tonnes of carbon saved against expenditure in respect of each tariff; and if he will make a statement. (322481)

The Government agree that improving the transparency of the costs falling to suppliers from meeting their supplier obligation and how they pass these costs onto consumers is critical. The Government's ‘Warm Homes, Greener Homes' strategy published in early March set out the importance of greater transparency in any post-2013 energy company obligation, including around cost information. We continue to develop the detail of this arrangement, and will pursue new powers as necessary.