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Yeo to call for Energy Bill amendment

Yeo to call for Energy Bill amendment

The Energy Bill could face a backbench rebellion as former Tory minister Tim Yeo leads calls for a decarbonisation target.

In a speech to the City, Mr Yeo, who chairs the Energy and Climate Change Committee, argued the Government should include a 2030 target - something omitted from the current legislation.

But Energy Secretary Ed Davey insisted the Government was "totally committed" to its climate change targets and would include a decarbonisation target in the fifth carbon budget in 2016.

"We came to a settled view as part of a wider agreement across the Government, that while we absolutely should set a decarbonisation target for the power in 2030… we should take it when we set the fifth carbon budget,” Mr Davey told Mr Yeo and his committee colleagues this afternoon.

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