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Tonight, in the final stages of the Energy Bill debate, the House of Lords unexpectedly voted against measures to fix major carbon accounting loopholes in the Climate Change Act.  The Lords voted down the relevant amendment 141 Contents to 169 Not Contents – this despite an earlier vote at Report Stage of the Bill which the Lords supported 189 Content to 166 Not Content: a vote in favour of a much more strongly worded amendment. This decision effectively kills further debate on carbon accounting within the Energy Bill.

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