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(1)In this Act, the “baseline” means the aggregate amount of—
(a)net Scottish emissions of carbon dioxide for 1990; and
(b)net Scottish emissions of each of the greenhouse gases other than carbon dioxide for the year that is the baseline year for that gas.
(2)The baseline years for greenhouse gases other than carbon dioxide are—
(a)for methane, 1990;
(b)for nitrous oxide, 1990;
(c)for hydrofluorocarbons, 1995;
(d)for perfluorocarbons, 1995;
(e)for sulphur hexafluoride, 1995.
(1)This section applies where the Scottish Ministers have made an order under section 10(2)(a) adding a greenhouse gas.
(2)In this section, such a gas is referred to as an “additional greenhouse gas”.
(3)The Scottish Ministers may, by order, make provision as to the manner of determining, in the case of an additional greenhouse gas, the amount of net Scottish emissions for the baseline year.
(4)An order under subsection (3) may in particular—
(a)designate a year as the baseline year for the additional greenhouse gas;
(b)provide for the amount of net Scottish emissions of the gas for that year to be treated for the purposes of this Act as the amount of net Scottish emissions of that gas for that baseline year.
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