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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 59376, tabled on 10 January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he will report progress against actions as set out in the 2011 Carbon Plan and publish it on the Number 10 website; and for what reason no such progress has been reported since 2012.

Answered on

17 January 2017

We report progress against carbon budgets through the annual statement of emissions, our energy and emissions projections, and the Government’s response to annual progress reports from the Committee on Climate Change, fulfilling our statutory requirement. Taken together these documents set out an assessment of the actions Government is taking to meet carbon budgets, independent advice on potential further action and the Government’s response to that advice.

We are now looking ahead to our emissions reduction plan, which will set out how we will decarbonise all sectors of the UK through the 2020s.