Clause 24 — Base years for Targeted Greenhouse gases other than CO2

Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 8:45 pm on 28th October 2008.

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Amendment made: No. 35, page 13, line 3, leave out subsections (1) and (2) and insert—

'(1) The base years for the purposes of this Act for targeted greenhouse gases other than carbon dioxide are—

Gas Base year
Methane 1990
nitrous oxide 1990
Hydrofluorocarbons 1995
Perfluorocarbons 1995
sulphur hexafluoride 1995

(1A) The Secretary of State may make provision by order amending the table in subsection (1) so as to—

(a) specify the base year for a gas designated as a targeted greenhouse gas by order under section 23(1), or

(b) specify a different base year from that for the time being specified in relation to any targeted greenhouse gas other than carbon dioxide.

(1B) An order may—

(a) designate a particular base year, or

(b) designate a number of base years and provide that the average amount of net UK emissions of a gas for those years is to be treated for the purposes of this Act as the amount of net UK emissions for the base year.

(1C) The power in subsection (1A)(b) may only be exercised if it appears to the Secretary of State that there have been significant developments in European or international law or policy that make it appropriate to do so.'.— [Joan Ruddock.]

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