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Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009

Advice before setting or modifying limits on use of carbon units etc.

49.Section 23 requires the Scottish Ministers to request advice from the relevant body (the UKCCC or a Scottish body designated under section 24 of the Act) before setting or modifying limits on the net amount of carbon units which may be credited to net Scottish emissions accounts for specified periods. If provision is made that is different to that recommended by the relevant body, the Scottish Ministers must publish a statement setting out the reasons why.

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