Consultation outcome

Carbon price floor: support and certainty for low-carbon investment

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Detail of outcome

During the consultation period, the Government received over 150 responses from energy suppliers, energy users, consultants, academics, trade groups and consumer representatives. Officials also held a stakeholder workshop at HM Treasury and met a wide range of interested organisations and individuals during the consultation period.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

Seeking views to provide greater support and certainty to the price of carbon in the power sector to encourage investment in low-carbon electricity generation.

Documents

Carbon price floor: support and certainty for low-carbon investment (PDF 1.2MB)

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Regulatory impact assessment (PDF 470KB)

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Climate change levy: consultation draft (PDF 137KB)

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Explanatory note for draft clause and schedule: carbon price support rates (PDF 76KB)

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Responses A - B (PDF 6.5MB)

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Responses C (PDF 6.5MB)

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Responses D - E (PDF 11 MB)

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Responses F - I (PDF 6MB)

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Responses J - R (PDF 5MB)

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Responses S (PDF 17MB)

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Responses T - Y (PDF 3MB)

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Consultation description

The Chancellor announced in the Budget 2011 the introduction of a carbon price floor from 1 April 2013. This is the first step to wider reform of the electricity market.

This set out the Government’s proposal to provide greater support and certainty to the price of carbon in the power sector to encourage investment in low-carbon electricity generation.