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Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009

Limits on use of carbon units

45.Section 21 requires the Scottish Ministers to set limits on the net amount of carbon units which may be credited to net Scottish emissions accounts for specified periods.

46.Subsection (2) lists the periods for which limits on the net amount of carbon units must be set and specifies the dates by which those limits must be set. Subsection (3) defines the term “net amount of carbon units”. Subsection (4) provides that an order may exclude certain specified carbon units from counting towards any limit set and subsection (5) requires that if the limit for a period is not set by the corresponding deadline, the limit must be set as soon as reasonably practicable afterwards.

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