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Carbon Emissions

Treasury written question – answered on 8th June 2011.

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Photo of Martin Horwood Martin Horwood Liberal Democrat, Cheltenham

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the analysis underlying the decision to set carbon price support at the level (a) announced in the 2011 Budget and (b) proposed in the preceding consultation.

Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

The consultation asked for views on how best to implement a carbon price floor, including how the Government should determine future market prices of carbon upon which to base carbon price support rates. The consultation used the Government’s long-term carbon price forecast as an illustration.

The Government published their response to the consultation on 30 March 2011, confirming that a market-based approach would be used to determine carbon price support rates as this was the option preferred by respondents.

This is available online at:

http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/d/carbon_price_floor_consultation_govt_response.pdf

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