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Renewable Energy

Question for Department for Energy and Climate Change

UIN 36863, tabled on 9 May 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the implications for her Department's policies on green energy of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Answered on

12 May 2016

The UK is already playing its part in delivering the Paris climate deal, through its contribution to meeting EU climate and energy targets and through its domestic climate framework set out in the Climate Change Act. In addition, the Government believes we need to take the step of enshrining the global goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions into UK law. As a first step, our independent advisors, the Committee on Climate Change, are looking at the implications of the Paris commitments. The Committee has said that it will report in the autumn, and we will consider carefully the recommendations.

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Department for Energy and Climate Change