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Climate Change Act 2008

Section 50 and Schedule 4: Information

235.This section introduces Schedule 4 to the Act, which contains powers to enable the collection of information for the purpose of developing a trading scheme. Schedule 4 allows the national authorities and certain agencies to require, by notice, electricity suppliers and potential participants in a trading scheme to provide information required for the establishment of the scheme.

236.Subsection (2) is a “sunset” provision. It provides that the information-gathering (but not the information-sharing) powers in Schedule 4 will cease to have effect on 1st January 2011, the date by which it is anticipated that they will no longer be required.

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