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Emissions Performance Standards Inquiry

13 October 2010

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MPs to question Minister on emissions performance standards. 

On Tuesday 19 October in Committee Room 17, Palace of Westminster, the Committee will hear from:

At 10.15 am

  • Matthew Farrow, Head of Energy, Transport and Planning, CBI
  • Dr Jeff Chapman, Chief Executive, The Carbon Capture and Storage Association
  • Dr John McElroy, Chairman, Environment Committee, Association of Electricity Producers

At 11.15 am

  • Charles Hendry MP, Minister of State, DECC
  • Jonathan Holyoak, Head of Strategy, Office of Carbon Capture and Storage, DECC
  • Richard Sargeant, Head of Energy Futures, DECC
  • Will Francis, Assistant Head, Strategy Policy Coordination, Office of Carbon Capture and Storage, DECC

The session will cover a broad range of issues, including:

  • Why an emissions performance standard (EPS) might be needed in the UK
  • How an EPS could be designed in order to be most effective
  • How an EPS could fit in with other reforms to the electricity market
  • Whether an EPS could influence international efforts to tackle climate change