Emissions Performance Standards

The Committee wants to find out about the implications of emissions performance standards on energy markets and future investments, and whether they could encourage the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies.  The Committee is also interested in the role to be played by UK emissions performance standards in international negotiations on climate change.



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