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Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009

Restriction on use in 2010-2017 of carbon units purchased by Scottish Ministers

36.Section 14 places restrictions on the use in the period 2010 to 2017 of carbon units purchased by the Scottish Ministers. Subsection (1) prohibits the Scottish Ministers from crediting the net Scottish emissions accounts for the years 2010 to 2012 with carbon units that they have purchased. Subsection (2) provides when subsection (1) applies. Subsection (3) restricts the Scottish Ministers ability to credit the net Scottish emissions account for a year in the period 2013-2017 with carbon units purchased by them up to a limit of 20% of the reduction in the amount of the net Scottish emissions account planned for that year.

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