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EU: Emissions Trading Scheme

Volume 706: debated on Wednesday 14 January 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the European Commission regarding the decision to seek to increase the proportion of permits from 7 per cent to 10 per cent issued to the electricity generating industry under the second phase of the European Emissions Trading Scheme; and whether they will publish any advice that has been received from the Commission. [HL494]

No decision to increase the level of UK auctioning in phase II of the EU Emissions Trading System has been taken and no representations have been made to the European Commission on this issue. The level of auctioning for phase 11(2008-12) of the EU ETS was decided following public consultation on the draft national allocation plan in June 2006.