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The Commons debated a number of Private Members' Bills, starting with the report stage of the Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Bill.
The Bill, sponsored by Peter Ainsworth MP, seeks to define and promote 'green energy'. It aims to facilitate the development of green energy by:
MPs also debated the second reading of the Industrial Carbon emissions (Targets) Bill sponsored by Charles Kennedy MP.
The Bill makes provision for the establishment of carbon emissions performance targets for electricity generating stations; and for connected purposes. At the end of the debate Mr Kennedy withdrew his Bill in view of the current consultation on the issue and the likelihood of a Government energy bill in the next session of Parliament later this year.
Private Members' Bills are Public Bills introduced by MPs and Members of the Lords who aren't government ministers. As with other Public Bills their purpose is to change the law as it applies to the general population.
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