New laws to drive down power industry emissions

August sees the introduction of new legalisation aimed at driving down emissions in the electricity and gas industry.

August sees the introduction of new legalisation aimed at driving down emissions in the electricity and gas industry.

The Secretary of State makes this The Electricity and Gas (Carbon Emissions Reduction) (Amendment) Order 2010 in exercise of the powers conferred by section 33BC of the Gas Act 1986, section 41A of the Electricity Act 1989 and section 103 of the Utilities Act 2000.

The Secretary of State has consulted the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority, the National Consumer Council, electricity generators, electricity distributors, electricity suppliers, gas transporters, gas suppliers and such other persons as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.

A draft of this instrument has been approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament pursuant to section 33BC(12) of the Gas Act 1986, section 41A(12) of the Electricity Act 1989 and section 103(5) of the Utilities Act 2000.

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Luke Walsh

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