Climate Change Act 2008

Indicative annual rangesE+W+S+N.I.

12Duty to provide indicative annual ranges for net UK carbon accountE+W+S+N.I.

(1)As soon as is reasonably practicable after making an order setting the carbon budget for a budgetary period, the Secretary of State must lay before Parliament a report setting out an indicative annual range for the net UK carbon account for each year within the period.

(2)An “indicative annual range”, in relation to a year, is a range within which the Secretary of State expects the amount of the net UK carbon account for the year to fall.

(3)Before laying a report under this section before Parliament, the Secretary of State must consult the other national authorities on the indicative annual ranges set out in the report.

(4)The Secretary of State must send a copy of the report to those authorities.