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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Thursday 17 January 2013

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s):

 

Energy Bill Committee 17-22

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Energy Bill

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

20

 

Clause  14,  page  8,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

In taking forward the requirement to consult under subsections (1)(a), (b) and (c),

 

the Secretary of State shall—

 

(a)    

establish a Devolved Administration Consultation group, and

 

(b)    

make regulations for the scope, operation and outcomes from that

 

Group.’.

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

21

 

Clause  14,  page  8,  line  35,  at end add—

 

‘(3)    

Before making regulations under this Chapter or order under section 13, the

 

Secretary of State must—

 

(a)    

take into account any representations made by the consultees under

 

subsection (1)(a), (b) and (c),

 

(b)    

take into account any representations and discussions in the Devolved

 

Administration Consultation group under subsection (1A), and

 

(c)    

publish a statement setting out whether and how the regulations or order

 

under section 13 takes account of any representations made by the

 

consultees under subsection (1)(a), (b) and (c).’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 17 January 2013                  

24

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Payment of winter fuel allowance to pensioners off the gas grid

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Regulations shall be made to allow the payment of Winter Fuel Allowance

 

payable under the Social Fund Winter Fuel Payment Regulations 2000 (SI 2000/

 

729) to eligible persons whose main residences are not connected to the mains gas

 

grid and whose principle source of fuel is home fuel oil, liquid petroleum gas or

 

propane gas, no later than 30 September in each calendar year.’.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

22

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

Regulations which make provision by virtue of subsection (1) for the payment of

 

sums by electricity suppliers must impose on the CFD counterparty a duty in

 

relation to the collection of such sums.’.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

23

 

Schedule  3,  page  103,  line  3,  leave out ‘, an investment contract counterparty or a

 

CFD counterparty’.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

24

 

Schedule  3,  page  103,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(1A)  

Regulations must make provision for electricity suppliers to pay an investment

 

contract counterparty or a CFD counterparty for the purpose of enabling

 

payments to be made under investment contracts.’.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

25

 

Schedule  3,  page  103,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(3A)  

Regulations which make provision by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) or (2) for the

 

payment of sums by electricity suppliers must impose on the person to whom

 

such sums are to be paid a duty in relation to the collection of such sums.’.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

26

 

Schedule  3,  page  107,  line  22,  leave out sub-paragraph (2).

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

27

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  line  27,  after ‘suppliers’, insert—

 

‘(2)    

It is the duty of the Secretary of State to ensure that a CFD counterparty is able to

 

meet its financial obligations under CFDs.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 17 January 2013                  

25

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

28

 

Clause  17,  page  10,  line  10,  at end add—

 

‘(6)    

The national system operator shall not be designated so as to include any

 

company or person that has interests in the national system that may come into

 

conflict with their responsibilities as a national system operator.’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

29

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The Secretary of State will report annually alongside the Annual Energy

 

Statement to Parliament on the impact of exercising the functions by virtue of

 

subsection (1) on the matters by virtue of subsection (2).’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

30

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Regulations must include a statement by the Secretary of State setting out his

 

opinion as to how the Regulations will—

 

(a)    

contribute to the reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases for each low

 

carbon form of generation to which the Regulations apply;

 

(b)    

impact on consumer bills for each low carbon form of generation to

 

which the Regulations apply;

 

(c)    

contribute to energy security for each low carbon form of generation to

 

which the Regulations apply.’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

31

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  42,  after ‘section’, insert ‘3’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

32

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  7,  leave out ‘an’ and insert ‘a single’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

33

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  15,  leave out ‘More than one’ and insert ‘Only one’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

34

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  20,  leave out ‘28’ and insert ‘90’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 17 January 2013                  

26

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

35

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Regulations must include provision about the period of time during which no

 

designation has effect under this section.’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

36

 

Schedule  1,  page  96,  line  5,  leave out ‘one or more schemes’ and insert ‘a scheme’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

37

 

Schedule  1,  page  97,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Provision made in this regard must be laid before Parliament before the

 

agreement of any compensation.’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

38

 

Schedule  1,  page  97,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The Secretary of State must set out the reasons why he believes the person subject

 

to a scheme in this regard has been adversely affected.’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

39

 

Schedule  1,  page  97,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Provision made in this regard must identify the source of compensation paid by

 

the Secretary of State.’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

40

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Regulations must include provision for—

 

(a)    

the Secretary of State to report annually to Parliament on the impact on

 

consumer bills of provisions under this section; and

 

(b)    

the issuing of notices exempting energy intensive industries from the

 

provisions under this section.’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

41

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  42,  leave out ‘a’ and insert ‘the’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 17 January 2013                  

27

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

42

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Regulations must—

 

(a)    

place a duty on the Secretary of State and the Authority to promote new

 

generation capacity from community energy schemes; and

 

(b)    

define community energy schemes.’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

43

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Section 41(4)(a) Energy Act 2008 (“specified maximum capacity”) is amended

 

as follows—

 

“Specified maximum capacity” means the capacity specified by the

 

Secretary of State by order, which must not exceed 10 megawatts.’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

44

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Regulations must make provision for the setting of a strike price for a contract for

 

difference.’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

45

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Provision included in the CFD Regulations must in particular include—

 

(a)    

provision for setting the strike price by or under the CFD Regulations

 

(“administrative setting”);

 

(b)    

provision setting the strike price by determination on a competitive basis

 

(“competitive setting”);

 

(c)    

provision for a combination of administrative and competitive setting,

 

including providing for the lower of two strike prices set by

 

administrative setting and competitive setting; and

 

(d)    

a report to Parliament by the Secretary of State within three days of any

 

provision by virtue of paragraphs (a) to (c) being made.’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

46

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Regulations must make provision for the setting of a market reference price for a

 

contract for difference.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 17 January 2013                  

28

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

47

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The market reference price for a CFD is the price of electricity per megawatt hour

 

that may be specified in, or determined under, the CFD as the market reference

 

price for electricity generated in the period to which the CFD applies.’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

48

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The provision included in the CFD regulations must in particular include

 

provision for—

 

(a)    

setting the market reference price by or under the CFD Regulations; and

 

(b)    

the Secretary of State to report to Parliament on any provision made by

 

virtue of paragraph (a) within three sitting days of any provision being

 

made.’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

49

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  4,  leave out ‘or not to be paid, into the Consolidated Fund’

 

and insert ‘to consumers’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

50

 

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

‘(h)    

for the information provided by virtue of paragraphs (a) to (c) to be laid

 

before Parliament.’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

51

 

Clause  10,  page  7,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Provision made in this regard must include provision requiring any new functions

 

conferred on the Authority to be laid before both Houses of Parliament.’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

52

 

Clause  11,  page  7,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The Secretary of State must report to Parliament following any provision made

 

by virtue of subsection (1).’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

53

 

Clause  13,  page  8,  leave out lines 5 and 6.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 17 January 2013                  

29

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

54

 

Clause  14,  page  8,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

‘(i)    

the Committee on Climate Change;

 

(j)    

the Panel of Technical Experts; and

 

(k)    

any person who is a holder of a licence to generate electricity under

 

section 6(1)(d) of EA 1989.’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

55

 

Clause  14,  page  8,  line  34,  leave out ‘as well as consultation after’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

56

 

Clause  16,  page  9,  line  33,  leave out ‘as well as consultation after’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

57

 

Clause  17,  page  10,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The Secretary of State must convene a panel of independent experts to advise on

 

the exercise of functions under this Chapter.

 

( )    

The panel of independent experts must include a consumer representative.

 

( )    

The minutes of meetings or reports by the panel of independent experts must be

 

laid before Parliament within two weeks of their publication.’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

58

 

Clause  18,  page  10,  line  41,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Provision falling with subsection (4)(j) includes the termination or variation of a

 

capacity agreement in circumstances where the operation of a generating plant is

 

being used to undermine the efficient operation of the capacity market.’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

59

 

Clause  18,  page  11,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Provision made by virtue of subsection (4)(c) must include provision ensuring

 

that plant which has already entered into a contract by virtue of section 6 will not

 

be eligible to act as a capacity provider.’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

60

 

Clause  19,  page  11,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The Secretary of State or the Authority will lay any report by virtue of subsection

 

(4) before both Houses of Parliament.’.


 
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