Energy Bill gets important tweaks but no major overhaul

Much of the detail in the Energy Bill does not differ from the May draft. But while important concessions have been made, information on demand reduction and a decarbonisation target are still missing

There will be no 2030 decarbonisation target in the government’s Energy Bill, the energy and climate department (DECC) confirmed today.

This and other major elements of the plans such as a cap on financial support for renewable electricity generators growing to £7.6bn in 2020 remain as announced by DECC a week ago (ENDS Report, November 2012).

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