Session 2012 - 13
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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




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


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


generating station—



which is not a fossil fuel generating station, and



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—



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



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




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



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





a qualifying combined heat and power generating station or



an operational carbon capture and storage plant.’.


Notices of Amendments: 28 February 2013                  



Energy Bill, continued


Fuel poverty tax


John Robertson


Jim Sheridan




To move the following Clause:—



The energy regulator, Ofgem, may—



monitor the accounts of all vertical subsidiaries of energy companies;



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;



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





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



promoting competition in domestic supplies of gas and electricity; or



mitigating the effects for domestic customers of rising gas and electricity





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


cases of fuel poverty.’.



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