Energy Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 8:00 pm on 12th April 2016.

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Photo of Baroness Worthington Baroness Worthington Labour 8:00 pm, 12th April 2016

On that point about the steel industry, one point I was trying to convey is that if we take control of our own carbon budgets then we would decide how to allocate emissions to the steel sector, for example, rather than it being dictated by the EU ETS credits. We could then make our budgets and be more flexible to allow for those sectors that need to retain emissions for longer and push down further on the power sector, which is overdelivering by a substantial margin. We could use that to move that allocation around and protect those industries that we choose to protect for slightly longer.