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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Wednesday 20 January 2016

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Parliamentary Star - whiteAmendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Energy Bill [Lords]


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date, arranged in the order to

 

be proposed by Andrea Leadsom.

 


 

Andrea Leadsom

 

To move, That the Bill be considered in the following order, namely: Clauses 1 and 2;

 

Schedule 1; Clauses 3 to 73; Schedule 2; Clauses 74 to 84; new Clauses; new Schedules;

 

remaining proceedings on the Bill.

 

 


 

Andrea Leadsom

 

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the

 

Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 20 January 2016                  

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Energy Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Andrea Leadsom

 

1

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Page  5,  line  29,  leave out clause 8

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This removes provision that amends section 9A(1) of the Petroleum Act 1998. That provision

 

would have changed the principal objective under Part 1A of that Act, and would also have given

 

the OGA oversight of infrastructure decommissioning for the purpose of facilitating the

 

transportation and storage of greenhouse gases.

 


 

Andrea Leadsom

 

2

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  17,  page  12,  line  7,  leave out “one year” and insert “three years”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This extends the maximum period after which the first review of the OGA’s performance is to take

 

place from one year to three years.

 

Andrea Leadsom

 

3

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  17,  page  12,  line  12,  leave out “one year” and insert “three years”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This extends the maximum period after which subsequent reviews of the OGA’s performance are

 

to take place from one year to three years.

 


 

Andrea Leadsom

 

4

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Page  47,  line  3,  leave out clause 80

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This removes provision that amends section 27 of the Climate Change Act 2008. The provision

 

removed by the amendment would have altered the regulation-making powers for prescribing the

 

basis for calculating how a carbon budget is being met from 2028 onwards (i.e. from the start of

 

the fifth carbon budget).

 


 

Andrea Leadsom

 

5

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  83,  page  48,  line  2,  leave out “This Part comes” and insert “Sections

 

[Onshore wind power: closure of renewables obligation on 31 March 2016], [Onshore

 

wind power: circumstances in which certificates may be issued after 31 March 2016] and

 

[Use of Northern Ireland certificates: onshore wind power] and this Part come”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This Amendment provides for New Clauses 1, 2 and 3 to come into force on Royal Assent of the

 

Energy Bill.

 



 
 

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Energy Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Andrea Leadsom

 

6

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  84,  page  48,  line  14,  leave out subsection (4)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This removes provision which was inserted to avoid infringing the financial privileges of the

 

Commons. Now that the money and ways and means resolutions have been passed this can be

 

removed.

 


 

New Clauses

 

Andrea Leadsom

 

NC1

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Onshore wind power: closure of renewables obligation on 31 March 2016

 

(1)    

In Part 1 of the Electricity Act 1989 (electricity supply), after section 32LB

 

insert—

 

“32LC

Onshore wind generating stations: closure of renewables obligation

 

(1)    

No renewables obligation certificates are to be issued under a renewables

 

obligation order in respect of electricity generated after 31 March 2016

 

by an onshore wind generating station.

 

(2)    

Subsection (1) does not apply to electricity generated in the

 

circumstances set out in any one or more of sections 32LD to 32LL.

 

(3)    

In this section and sections 32LD to 32LL “onshore wind generating

 

station” means a generating station that—

 

(a)    

generates electricity from wind, and

 

(b)    

is situated in England, Wales or Scotland, but not in waters in or

 

adjacent to England, Wales or Scotland up to the seaward limits

 

of the territorial sea.

 

(4)    

The reference in subsection (1) to a renewables obligation order is to any

 

renewables obligation order made under section 32 (whenever made, and

 

whether or not made by the Secretary of State).

 

(5)    

Power to make provision in a renewables obligation order or a

 

renewables obligation closure order (and any provision contained in such

 

an order) is subject to subsection (1) and sections 32LD to 32LL.

 

(6)    

This section is not otherwise to be taken as affecting power to make

 

provision in a renewables obligation order or renewables obligation

 

closure order.”

 

(2)    

The Renewables Obligation Closure Order 2014 (S.I. 2014/2388) is amended as

 

follows.


 
 

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Energy Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

(3)    

In article 2(1) (interpretation), after the definition of “network operator” insert—

 

““onshore wind generating station” means a generating station that—

 

(a)    

generates electricity from wind, and

 

(b)    

is situated in England, Wales or Scotland, but not in waters in or

 

adjacent to England, Wales or Scotland up to the seaward limits

 

of the territorial sea;”.

 

(4)    

In article 3 (closure of renewables obligation on 31st March 2017)—

 

(a)    

in the heading, after “solar pv stations” insert “or onshore wind

 

generating stations”;

 

(b)    

in paragraph (1), after “solar pv station” insert “or an onshore wind

 

generating station”.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This New Clause prevents renewables obligation certificates from being issued in respect of

 

electricity generated after 31 March 2016 by a generating station that generates electricity from

 

wind and is located onshore in England, Wales or Scotland. There are exceptions to this in certain

 

cases: see New Clause NC2.

 


 

Andrea Leadsom

 

NC2

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Onshore wind power: circumstances in which certificates may be issued

 

after 31 March 2016

 

(1)    

Part 1 of the Electricity Act 1989 (electricity supply) is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

After section 32LC (inserted by section [Onshore wind power: closure of

 

renewables obligation on 31 March 2016]) insert—

 

“32LD

Onshore wind generating stations accredited, or additional capacity

 

added, on or before 31 March 2016

 

The circumstances set out in this section are where the electricity is—

 

(a)    

generated by an onshore wind generating station which was

 

accredited on or before 31 March 2016, and

 

(b)    

generated using—

 

(i)    

the original capacity of the station, or

 

(ii)    

additional capacity which in the Authority’s view first

 

formed part of the station on or before 31 March 2016.

 

32LE  

Onshore wind generating stations accredited, or additional capacity

 

added, between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017: grid or radar delay

 

condition met

 

The circumstances set out in this section are where the electricity is—

 

(a)    

generated using the original capacity of an onshore wind

 

generating station—

 

(i)    

which was accredited during the period beginning with

 

1 April 2016 and ending with 31 March 2017, and

 

(ii)    

in respect of which the grid or radar delay condition is

 

met, or


 
 

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Energy Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

(b)    

generated using additional capacity of an onshore wind

 

generating station, where—

 

(i)    

the station was accredited on or before 31 March 2016,

 

(ii)    

in the Authority’s view, the additional capacity first

 

formed part of the station during the period beginning

 

with 1 April 2016 and ending with 31 March 2017, and

 

(iii)    

the grid or radar delay condition is met in respect of the

 

additional capacity.

 

32LF  

Onshore wind generating stations accredited, or additional capacity

 

added, on or before 31 March 2017: approved development condition

 

met

 

The circumstances set out in this section are where the electricity is—

 

(a)    

generated using the original capacity of an onshore wind

 

generating station—

 

(i)    

which was accredited on or before 31 March 2017, and

 

(ii)    

in respect of which the approved development condition

 

is met, or

 

(b)    

generated using additional capacity of an onshore wind

 

generating station, where—

 

(i)    

the station was accredited on or before 31 March 2016,

 

(ii)    

in the Authority’s view, the additional capacity first

 

formed part of the station on or before 31 March 2017,

 

and

 

(iii)    

the approved development condition is met in respect of

 

the additional capacity.

 

32LG  

Onshore wind generating stations accredited, or additional capacity

 

added, between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018: grid or radar delay

 

condition met

 

The circumstances set out in this section are where the electricity is—

 

(a)    

generated using the original capacity of an onshore wind

 

generating station—

 

(i)    

which was accredited during the period beginning with

 

1 April 2017 and ending with 31 March 2018,

 

(ii)    

in respect of which the approved development condition

 

is met, and

 

(iii)    

in respect of which the grid or radar delay condition is

 

met, or

 

(b)    

generated using additional capacity of an onshore wind

 

generating station, where—

 

(i)    

the station was accredited on or before 31 March 2016,

 

(ii)    

in the Authority’s view, the additional capacity first

 

formed part of the station during the period beginning

 

with 1 April 2017 and ending with 31 March 2018,

 

(iii)    

the approved development condition is met in respect of

 

the additional capacity, and

 

(iv)    

the grid or radar delay condition is met in respect of the

 

additional capacity.


 
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