Country:United Kingdom
Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:1999
Policy Type:Policy Support
Policy Target:
Description:A new consultation paper from the government Task Force on Curbing Business Energy Use indicates that the UK will need a combination of regulation, voluntary agreements and economic instruments to achieve GHG emissions cuts of the scale required by the Kyoto Protocol. The paper seeks "the widest range of opinion" on the practicality and potential cost-effectiveness of different scenarios involving various emissions trading schemes, some form of tax on energy use, or a mix of both instruments, possibly applied differently in different sectors. The paper also discusses pilot programmes, the need for compatibility with international emissions trading programmes, the question of how to determine baselines for businesses or sectors covered, and the degree to which a trading scheme might put a "unintentional constraint" on growth.

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