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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 22 January 2013

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Energy Bill


 

[Fifth and Sixth Sittings]


 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

Withdrawn  29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).’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

Negatived on division  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.’.

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

Negatived without division  10

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

‘(e)    

make provision for Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) to

 

continue to be available to new and existing developments until such time

 

as the Secretary of State and relevant devolved administrations are

 

agreed that the Contracts for Difference, established by Chapter 2 of this

 

Act, are established and operating to a level acceptable to both

 

government and developers.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 22 January 2013        

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Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

Not called  31

 

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

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

Withdrawn  32

 

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

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

Not called  33

 

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

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

Not called  34

 

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

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

Not called  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.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

Not called  36

 

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

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  38

 

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


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 22 January 2013        

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Energy Bill, continued

 
 

‘( )    

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

 

Not called  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.’.

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 

Clause 4 Agreed to.

 


 

Mr John Hayes

 

Agreed to  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.’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

Negatived on division  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.’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

Not called  41

 

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

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

Withdrawn  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.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 22 January 2013        

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Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

Not called  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

 

Withdrawn  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

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  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.’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  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


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 22 January 2013        

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Energy Bill, continued

 
 

(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.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Withdrawn  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.’.

 

[Adjourned until Thursday at 11.30 am


 
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