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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Climate Change (Limit on Carbon Units) (Scotland) Order 2011 and comes into force on 31st December 2011.
(2) In this Order “the 2010 Regulations” means the Carbon Accounting Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2010(1).
2. The net amount of carbon units that may be credited to the net Scottish emissions account for the period 2013-2017 is specified in the Schedule.
3.—(1) The following carbon units do not count towards the limit under article 2—
(a)EU ETS carbon units credited to or debited from the net Scottish emissions account in accordance with the 2010 Regulations; and
(b)European Union allowances which are acquired by the administrator of a trading scheme established in accordance with Part 3 (trading schemes) of the Climate Change Act 2008(2).
(2) In paragraph (1)—
(a)“EU ETS” has the same meaning given by regulation 2 of the 2010 Regulations; and
(b)“European Union allowance” has the meaning given by regulation 4(3) (carbon units) of the 2010 Regulations.
Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers
St Andrew’s House,
13th December 2011
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