Country:United Kingdom
Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2006
Policy Type:Policy Support
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Energy Efficiency / Demand Reduction, Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable, Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy

On 21 June 2006, the UK government approved the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act, which placed an obligation on Defra to report to parliament on greenhouse gas emissions in the UK and action taken by government to reduce these emissions. The first report was put to the UK parliament on 26 July 2007. With the adoption of the Climate Change Act 2008, this reporting procedure continued under that legislation (see separate entry).

The legislation also established:  

  • a scheme to promote national targets microgeneration;
  • provides for reporting on the energy efficiency of residential accommodation;
  • the promotion of community energy projects; and
  • provides for a green certificate scheme for electricity from renewable sources (see separate database entries).
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In order to download full version of the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2006 please, click here.

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