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Energy Act 2008

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452.This element of the Act deals with statutory obligations to report on a variety of energy related subjects. As the energy market has developed and diversified in recent years, various initiatives and legislative changes have resulted in a growing number of requirements on the Secretary of State to produce annual reports.

453.Many of these requirements remain valid; however, some have been superseded or are not aligned with ongoing developments in the context of energy and climate change policy. One example in the climate change context is the new requirement for a carbon budget reporting system which is being introduced through the Climate Change Act 2008. The Act amends the existing statutory provisions imposing energy-related reporting obligations placed on the Secretary of State.

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