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Report Stage Proceedings: 4 June 2013                  

85

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

(6)    

The order may prevent the Board using amounts to make payments in respect of

 

costs of a specified description.

 

(7)    

In this section “the order”, means any order made under subsection (3).’.

 


 

Vehicle fuel receipts

 

Robert Halfon

 

Not selected  NC20

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘That all vehicle fuel receipts must include the amount of fuel duty paid, how

 

much of this is spent on road maintenance, and how much of it goes to oil

 

companies.’.

 


 

Caroline Flint

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

Negatived on division  1

 

Clause  10,  page  8,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Section 41(4)(a) of the 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 be less than 10 megawatts.’.

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Mike Weatherley

 

Not called  42

 

Clause  10,  page  8,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Regulations must—

 

(a)    

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

 

generation capacity from distributed generation schemes; and

 

(b)    

define “distributed generation schemes”.’.

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Mike Weatherley

 

Not called  43

 

Clause  10,  page  8,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In section 41(2)(a) of the Energy Act 2008, at end insert—

 

“( )    

establishing, or making arrangements for the administration of, a

 

scheme of financial incentives to encourage the distributed

 

generation of electricity;”.’.


 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 4 June 2013                  

86

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Caroline Lucas

 

Mike Weatherley

 

Not called  44

 

Clause  10,  page  8,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In section 41(2)(b) of the Energy Act 2008, at end insert—

 

“( )    

requiring or enabling the holder of a distribution licence to make

 

arrangements for the distribution of electricity generated by

 

distributed generation;”.’.

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Mike Weatherley

 

Not called  45

 

Clause  10,  page  8,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In section 41(2)(c) of the Energy Act 2008, at end insert—

 

“( )    

requiring the holder of a licence to make arrangements related to

 

the matters mentioned in paragraph (  ) or (  ).”.’.

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Mike Weatherley

 

Not called  46

 

Clause  10,  page  8,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Section 41(4)(a) of the 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 50 megawatts.’.

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Mike Weatherley

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Not called  47

 

Clause  15,  page  10,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

conferring on the Secretary of State the power to establish an auction

 

market (the “green power auction market”) in which generators are

 

entitled to offer, and holders of supply licences are entitled to bid for,

 

electricity generated from renewable sources.

 

(e)    

the the Secretary of State must exercise the powers in subsection (d), and

 

take such other steps as they consider necessary, for the purposes of

 

ensuring that—

 

(i)    

the green power auction market begins to operate when the first

 

CFD is made and does not cease to operate until expiry of the last

 

CFD that has been made; and

 

(ii)    

the reference price under a CFD entered into by a generator who

 

is a party to any agreement made through the green power

 

auction market is based on the price payable to the generator

 

under that agreement,

 

(iii)    

in this section, “supply license” means a licence under the

 

section 6(1)(d) of the Energy Act 1989.’.

 



 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 4 June 2013                  

87

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Zac Goldsmith

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Mr John Leech

 

Jim Dobbin

 

John Robertson

 

Katy Clark

 

Mike Weatherley

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Mark Lazarowicz

 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Michael Meacher

 

Martin Caton

 

Mr Mike Hancock

 

Graeme Morrice

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Martin Horwood

 

Not called  34

 

Clause  21,  page  12,  line  41,  leave out ‘this section’ and insert ‘subsection (1)’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

Agreed to  100

 

Clause  21,  page  13,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

The provision which may be made about the meaning of “reducing demand for

 

electricity” includes provision that reducing the consumption of electricity

 

reduces demand for electricity.’.

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Zac Goldsmith

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Mr John Leech

 

Jim Dobbin

 

John Robertson

 

Andrew George

 

Katy Clark

 

Mike Weatherley

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Mark Lazarowicz

 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Michael Meacher

 

Mr Andrew Smith

 

Dame Joan Ruddock

 

Martin Caton

 

Mr Mike Hancock

 

Graeme Morrice

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Martin Horwood

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Not called  35

 

Clause  21,  page  13,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

The Secretary of State must within one year of the passing of this Act make

 

regulations establishing a scheme or schemes to make payments for the purpose

 

of rewarding the installation of energy saving measures.

 

(4B)    

Regulations under subsection (4A) are referred to in this Chapter as “demand

 

reduction regulations”.

 

(4C)    

Prior to the making of regulations under subsection (4A), the Secretary of State

 

must publish a report setting out the total potential for energy demand reduction

 

and the extent to which this potential will be achieved by Government policies

 

including—

 

(a)    

the scheme or schemes, and

 

(b)    

other relevant programmes, regulation or expenditure.’.

 



 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 4 June 2013                  

88

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Zac Goldsmith

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Mr John Leech

 

Jim Dobbin

 

John Robertson

 

Andrew George

 

Katy Clark

 

Mike Weatherley

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Mark Lazarowicz

 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Michael Meacher

 

Mr Andrew Smith

 

Dame Joan Ruddock

 

Martin Caton

 

Mr Mike Hancock

 

Graeme Morrice

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Martin Horwood

 

Not called  36

 

Clause  22,  page  13,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Demand reduction regulations must make provision about demand reduction

 

payments.’.

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Zac Goldsmith

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Mr John Leech

 

Jim Dobbin

 

John Robertson

 

Andrew George

 

Katy Clark

 

Mike Weatherley

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Mark Lazarowicz

 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Michael Meacher

 

Mr Andrew Smith

 

Dame Joan Ruddock

 

Martin Caton

 

Mr Mike Hancock

 

Graeme Morrice

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Martin Horwood

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Not called  37

 

Clause  22,  page  13,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

Subject to any further provision made under this Chapter, a demand reduction

 

payment is an instrument by virtue of which—

 

(a)    

an energy user is paid for reducing the demand for energy or investing in

 

a technology which can be shown to reduce the demand for energy either

 

permanently or for a specified period;

 

(b)    

all electricity suppliers may be required to make payments (“demand

 

reduction payments”) to or for the benefit of these users.’.


 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 4 June 2013                  

89

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Zac Goldsmith

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Mr John Leech

 

Jim Dobbin

 

John Robertson

 

Andrew George

 

Katy Clark

 

Mike Weatherley

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Mark Lazarowicz

 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Michael Meacher

 

Mr Andrew Smith

 

Dame Joan Ruddock

 

Martin Caton

 

Mr Mike Hancock

 

Graeme Morrice

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Martin Horwood

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Not called  38

 

Clause  22,  page  13,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

Provision included in regulations of demand reduction payments for the purposes

 

of subsection (2A) may make provision about the meaning of “energy user”.’.

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Zac Goldsmith

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Mr John Leech

 

Jim Dobbin

 

John Robertson

 

Andrew George

 

Katy Clark

 

Mike Weatherley

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Mark Lazarowicz

 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Michael Meacher

 

Mr Andrew Smith

 

Dame Joan Ruddock

 

Martin Caton

 

Mr Mike Hancock

 

Graeme Morrice

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Martin Horwood

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Not called  39

 

Clause  22,  page  13,  line  41,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

Provision included in regulations of demand reduction payments by virtue of

 

subsection (2A) may include provision about—

 

(a)    

the terms of a demand reduction payment;

 

(b)    

the circumstances in which, and the process by which, a demand

 

reduction payment may or must be made;

 

(c)    

the persons who may be paid;

 

(d)    

the circumstances in which and technologies for which payments may be

 

made;

 

(e)    

the number and size of payments;

 

(f)    

the means by which demand reduction payments are to be calculated;

 

(g)    

a person or body who is to administer the settlement of demand reduction

 

payments (“a settlement body”);

 

(h)    

the enforcement of the terms relating to demand reduction payments;

 

(i)    

the resolution of disputes relating to a demand reduction payment

 

payment;

 

(j)    

the circumstances in which a demand reduction payment may be

 

terminated or reclaimed or varied;

 

(k)    

the circumstances in which a demand reduction payment may be

 

assigned or traded;

 

(l)    

the means for monitoring and verifying the energy reduction for which

 

demand reduction payments are made.’.


 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 4 June 2013                  

90

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Zac Goldsmith

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Mr John Leech

 

Jim Dobbin

 

John Robertson

 

Andrew George

 

Katy Clark

 

Mike Weatherley

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Mark Lazarowicz

 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Michael Meacher

 

Mr Andrew Smith

 

Dame Joan Ruddock

 

Martin Caton

 

Mr Mike Hancock

 

Graeme Morrice

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Martin Horwood

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Not called  40

 

Clause  22,  page  14,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

‘(5A)    

Provision falling within subsection (4A) includes provision—

 

(a)    

conferring on the national system operator the function of issuing

 

demand reduction payments;

 

(b)    

about any conditions that must be satisfied by or in relation to a person

 

before that person may receive a demand reduction payment;

 

(c)    

about any matters in relation to which a person must satisfy the national

 

system operator before the person receives a demand reduction

 

payment.’.

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Zac Goldsmith

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Mr John Leech

 

Jim Dobbin

 

John Robertson

 

Andrew George

 

Katy Clark

 

Mike Weatherley

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Mark Lazarowicz

 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Michael Meacher

 

Mr Andrew Smith

 

Dame Joan Ruddock

 

Martin Caton

 

Mr Mike Hancock

 

Graeme Morrice

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Martin Horwood

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Not called  41

 

Clause  22,  page  14,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

‘(6A)    

Provision made by virtue of this section may include provision requiring a person

 

to consent to the inspection of plant or premises, either before or after that person

 

receives a demand reduction payment.

 

(6B)    

Subject to the provisions in section 24, the Secretary of State must within six

 

months of the making of demand reduction regulations establish a fund drawn

 

from capacity payments for the purpose of issuing demand reduction payments.’.

 


 

Caroline Flint

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

Not called  10

 

Clause  50,  page  50,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Within three years of the passing of this Act the Secretary of State must carry out

 

a review of the perfomance of the Regulator.


 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 4 June 2013                  

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Energy Bill, continued

 
 

( )    

If the review carried out by the Secretary of State by virtue of this section

 

determines that the Regulator has underperformed the Secretary of State may take

 

whatever action would, in his opinion, improve performance of the Regulator.

 

( )    

Action by virtue of this section may include the replacement of the Regulator with

 

a new body.’.

 


 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

Agreed to  135

 

Clause  133,  page  102,  line  30,  after ‘operator’ insert ‘, a person or body on whom

 

a function is conferred by virtue of section [Provision about electricity demand

 

reduction]’.

 

Bill read a third time on division and passed.

 


 
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