Green targets bill will bolster 'Merton rule'

December 2007
Utility Week;12/7/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 9, p30
Trade Publication
The article reports that the Conservative British Member of Parliament (MP) for Sevenoaks, Michael Fallon, introduced a private member's bill designed to give local authorities legal power to set renewable and low carbon energy targets for new developments. The initiative has strong cross-party support and backing from former environment ministers Michael Meacher, Elliot Morley and John Gummer as well as former energy minister John Battle. The proposed legislation would reinforce the so-called Merton rule.


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