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Emissions Trading Scheme

Volume 715: debated on Tuesday 1 December 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will seek to include aviation, aluminium and chemicals production in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme. [HL188]

Last year two directives amending the EU emissions trading system were agreed. As a consequence aviation will be included in the system from 1 January 2012 and aluminium production and many types of chemical production will be included from 1 January 2013. Some emissions from chemical production are already covered by the EU ETS due to the combustion activities involved.