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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Thursday 28 February 2013

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:

 

757-60, 765 and 805-06

 

Consideration of Bill


 

Energy Bill, As Amended

 

Sir Nick Harvey

 

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Page  5,  line  33  [Clause  6],  at end insert—

 

‘“Dedicated biomass” means electricity generated from biomass by a

 

generating station—

 

(a)    

which is not a fossil fuel generating station, and

 

(b)    

in a month in which it generates electricity only from biomass.

 

“Mid or high range co-firing” means electricity generated from biomass

 

burned in a combustion unit in a month in which—

 

(a)    

the energy content of the biomass burned in that combustion unit

 

is at least 50 per cent. but is less than 100 per cent. of the energy

 

content of all of the energy sources burned in that combustion

 

unit during that month, and

 

(b)    

the generating station generates electricity partly from fossil fuel

 

and partly from renewable sources.

 

“Qualifying combined heat and power generating station” means a

 

combined heat and power generating station which has been accredited

 

under the CHPQA.’.

 

Sir Nick Harvey

 

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Page  6,  line  33  [Clause  7],  at end insert—

 

‘(9A)    

A direction may not be given under this section to dedicated biomass plant, mid-

 

or high-range co-firing plant with a rated capacity of 15MW or greater unless they

 

are—

 

(a)    

a qualifying combined heat and power generating station or

 

(b)    

an operational carbon capture and storage plant.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 28 February 2013                  

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Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Fuel poverty tax

 

John Robertson

 

Jim Sheridan

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The energy regulator, Ofgem, may—

 

(a)    

monitor the accounts of all vertical subsidiaries of energy companies;

 

(b)    

require energy companies to provide full, detailed and separate accounts

 

of all activities in its group both in the supply and provision sides, where

 

“group” includes all undertakings controlled by, controlling or under

 

common control with such energy companies and “control” is defined by

 

Ofgem but includes ownership to the extent of 50 per cent. or more;

 

(c)    

impose a fine up to a maximum of 5 per cent. of turnover, a “Fuel Poverty

 

Tax” on any energy company that is deemed by Ofgem to have made

 

“excessive profit”, a term to be determined under statutory instruments

 

approved by resolution of both Houses of Parliament and revised each

 

year.

 

(2)    

The power under subsection (1) may be exercised for the purpose only of—

 

(a)    

promoting competition in domestic supplies of gas and electricity; or

 

(b)    

mitigating the effects for domestic customers of rising gas and electricity

 

prices.

 

(3)    

The revenues raised from any fuel poverty tax shall be used to tackle the worst

 

cases of fuel poverty.’.

 


 
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