EU Emissions Trading Scheme

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 26th February 2018.

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Photo of Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Labour, Stockton North

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Government plans to (a) publish the principal options for a replacement to the Emissions Trading Scheme and (b) consult on those options.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

Holding answer received on 23 February 2018

The Government is considering all options for future participation in the EU Emissions Trading System, or otherwise, in consultation with stakeholders. As set out in the Clean Growth Strategy, we remain firmly committed to carbon pricing as an emissions reduction tool, whilst ensuring energy and trade intensive businesses are appropriately protected from any detrimental impacts on competitiveness.

We are regularly engaging key stakeholder and industry groups to ensure we take advantage of their technical expertise and preferences and to share Government thinking as far as possible given negotiating sensitivities.

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