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Energy tariffs


Simon Wright


Tessa Munt




To move the following Clause:—



After consultation with electricity and gas retail sellers, and consumer groups, the


Secretary of State shall introduce regulations that make it mandatory for


electricity and gas through pipeline supply companies supplying to domestic


properties to configure their tariffs so that the initial units of energy supplied are


at a lower cost to the consumer than remaining units.



The principles of the scheme shall be—



that the number of lower priced initial units shall represent the average


amount of energy required for a household of that size to keep warm,


clean and fed to a modest but acceptable standard;



the tariff price for the initial units shall be equal to the medium term


marginal cost of the production of that energy;



overall, the new combined tariff should be revenue neutral to the energy


supply companies.



The scheme and its tariffs will be assessed and audited by the Office of the Gas


and Electricity Markets, who will also be responsible for the capture, analysis,


and reporting of all information to the Secretary of State regarding the


implementation and management of the scheme.’.



Energy performance certificates on sale and rent


Caroline Lucas




Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause:—



A valid energy performance certificate prepared in accordance with the Energy


Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales)


Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007/991) (for the purposes of this section “the


Regulations”) must be provided free of charge to every prospective buyer or


tenant at the earliest opportunity in accordance with Regulation 4 of the


Regulations as amended by this Act.



All materials used for the marketing of a property for either rent or sale shall


include the asset rating of the building expressed in the way required by


Regulation 11(a) of the Regulations.



All written particulars about a building prepared for the purpose of providing


information about the building to persons who may be interested in buying or


renting the building must include a copy of a valid energy performance certificate


for the building prepared in accordance with the Regulations.



An energy performance certificate is only valid if it was issued no more than one


year before the date on which it is made available.’.



Member’s explanatory statement


Provides for energy ratings to be part of marketing materials for both rental and sale properties;


for EPCs to be provided rather than simply made available; and for EPCs to have a life of one


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Gregory Barker




Title,  line  7,  after ‘infrastructure’, insert ‘and downstream gas processing facilities’.


Gregory Barker




Title,  line  10,  after ‘electricity;’, insert ‘about the security of nuclear construction sites;’.


Gregory Barker




Title,  line  10,  after ‘sites;’ insert ‘for an annual report on contribution to carbon


emissions reduction targets; for action relating to the energy efficiency of residential


accommodation in England;’.


Gregory Barker




Title,  line  10,  after ‘sites’, insert ‘and offshore infrastructure; for the use of pipelines for


carbon capture and storage’.


Gregory Barker




Title,  line  10,  after ‘sites;’, insert ‘about renewable heat incentives in Northern Ireland;’.


Gregory Barker




Title,  line  11,  after ‘Authority;’, insert ‘for an amendment of section 137 of the Energy


Act 2004;’.


Gregory Barker




Title,  line  11,  after third ‘the’, insert ‘amendment and’.



Order of the House [10 maY 2011]


That the following provisions shall apply to the Energy Bill [Lords]—





The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.


Proceedings in Public Bill Committee



Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously


concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 21 June 2011.



The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on


which it meets.


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Consideration and Third Reading



Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be


brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the


day on which those proceedings are commenced.



Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be


brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.



Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to


proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.


Other proceedings



Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on


consideration of any Message from the Lords) may be programmed.



Order of the Committee [7 JUNE 2011]





the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 10.30 am on Tuesday


7 June) meet—



at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 7 June;



at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 9 June;



at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 14 June;



at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 16 June;



at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 21 June;



the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 70;


Schedule 1; Clauses 71 to 87; Schedule 2; Clauses 88 to 105; Schedule 3;


Clauses 106 to 108; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on


the Bill;



the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a


conclusion at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 21 June.


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