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House of Commons

 
 

Monday 14 March 2016

 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage)

 

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Energy Bill [Lords], As Amended


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in

 

accordance with the Energy Bill [Lords] Programme (No. 2) Motion to be proposed

 

by Secretary Amber Rudd.

 


 

New Clauses relating to wind power; amendments to part 5

 

Callum McCaig

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Onshore wind power: renewables obligation

 

The power to make a renewables obligation closure order in respect of electricity

 

generated by an onshore wind generating station in Scotland may only be

 

exercised by Scottish Ministers.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would return to the Scottish Ministers the power to close the renewables

 

obligation in relation to electricity generated by onshore wind generating stations in Scotland.

 

 



 
 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage): 14 March 2016        

2

 

Energy Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Caroline Lucas

 

24

 

Clause  79,  page  46,  line  20,  leave out “31 March 2016” and insert “1 March 2017”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendments 25, 26, 40, 41, 42, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38

 

and 39 have the effect of closing the Renewables Obligation for onshore wind a month earlier than

 

the original date set out in the Statutory Instrument: Renewables Obligation Closure Order 2014:

 

2388, rather than a year earlier, as the Bill does in its present form.

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Caroline Lucas

 

25

 

Clause  79,  page  46,  line  25,  leave out “31 March 2016” and insert “1 March 2017”

 


 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

22

 

Page  47,  line  22,  leave out Clause 80

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Caroline Lucas

 

26

 

Clause  80,  page  47,  line  27,  leave out “31 March 2016” and insert “1 March 2017”

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Caroline Lucas

 

27

 

Clause  80,  page  47,  line  30,  leave out “31 March 2016” and insert “1 March 2017”

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Caroline Lucas

 

28

 

Clause  80,  page  47,  line  36,  leave out “31 March 2017” and insert “1 March 2017”


 
 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage): 14 March 2016        

3

 

Energy Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Caroline Lucas

 

29

 

Clause  80,  page  47,  line  42,  leave out “31 March 2017” and insert “1 March 2017”

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Caroline Lucas

 

30

 

Clause  80,  page  48,  line  3,  leave out “31 March 2016” and insert “1 March 2017”

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Caroline Lucas

 

31

 

Clause  80,  page  48,  line  6,  leave out “31 March 2017” and insert “1 March 2017”

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Caroline Lucas

 

32

 

Clause  80,  page  48,  line  20,  leave out “31 March 2016” and insert “1 March 2017”

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Caroline Lucas

 

33

 

Clause  80,  page  48,  line  33,  leave out “1 April 2017” and insert “2 March 2017”

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Caroline Lucas

 

34

 

Clause  80,  page  48,  line  43,  leave out “1 April 2017” and insert “2 March 2017”

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Caroline Lucas

 

35

 

Clause  80,  page  49,  line  8,  leave out “1 April 2017” and insert “2 March 2017”


 
 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage): 14 March 2016        

4

 

Energy Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Caroline Lucas

 

36

 

Clause  80,  page  49,  line  17,  leave out “1 April 2017” and insert “2 March 2017”

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Caroline Lucas

 

37

 

Clause  80,  page  50,  line  13,  leave out “18 June 2015” and insert “18 May 2016”

 

Philip Boswell

 

1

 

Clause  80,  page  50,  line  18,  leave out “planning permission” and insert “an

 

application for 1990 Act permission or 1997 Act permission”

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Caroline Lucas

 

38

 

Clause  80,  page  50,  line  19,  leave out “18 June 2015” and insert “18 May 2016”

 

Philip Boswell

 

2

 

Clause  80,  page  50,  line  20,  leave out “or judicial review”

 

Philip Boswell

 

3

 

Clause  80,  page  50,  line  30,  after “Act” insert “(excluding an extension agreed for

 

the purposes of section 78(2) of the 1990 Act or section 47(2) of the 1997 Act)”

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Caroline Lucas

 

52

 

Clause  80,  page  50,  line  34,  after “application”, insert “(provided that this period

 

does not include any extension agreed for the purposes of section 78(2) of the 1990 Act

 

or section 47(2) of the 1997 Act”

 

Philip Boswell

 

4

 

Clause  80,  page  50,  line  35,  leave out paragraph (iii)


 
 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage): 14 March 2016        

5

 

Energy Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Caroline Lucas

 

39

 

Clause  80,  page  50,  line  40,  leave out “18 June 2015” and insert “18 May 2016”

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Caroline Lucas

 

53

 

Clause  80,  page  50,  line  40,  after “18th June 2015”, insert “whether”

 

Philip Boswell

 

6

 

Clause  80,  page  50,  line  40,  leave out “following an appeal”

 

Philip Boswell

 

5

 

Clause  80,  page  50,  line  40,  after “following an appeal” insert—

 

“or a decision made by the Secretary of State, Welsh Ministers or Scottish

 

Ministers following directions given under section 77 of the 1990 Act or

 

section 46 of the 1997 Act, and”

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

54

 

Clause  80,  page  50,  line  40,  after “appeal”, insert “or otherwise”

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Caroline Lucas

 

23

 

Clause  80,  page  50,  line  46,  at end insert “, or

 

(e)    

evidence that—

 

(i)    

an application for 1990 Act permission or 1997 Act permission

 

was made on or before 18th June 2015 for the station or for

 

additional capacity,

 

(ii)    

a grant of planning permission was resolved by the relevant

 

planning authority on or before 18th June 2015,

 

(iii)    

planning permission was granted after 18th June 2015, and

 

(iv)    

any conditions as to the time period within which the

 

development to which the permission relates must be begun have

 

not been breached.”


 
 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage): 14 March 2016        

6

 

Energy Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Philip Boswell

 

7

 

Clause  80,  page  50,  line  46,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

evidence that—

 

(i)    

an application for 1990 Act permission or 1997 Act permission

 

was made on or before 18 June 2015 for the station or additional

 

capacity,

 

(ii)    

the period allowed under section 78(2) of the 1990 Act or (as the

 

case may be) section 47(2) of the 1997 Act (excluding an

 

extension agreed for the purposes of section 78(2) of the 1990

 

Act or section 47(2) of the 1997 Act) ended on or before 18 June

 

2015 without the things mentioned in section 78(2)(a) or (aa) of

 

the 1990 Act or section 47(2)(a) or (b) of the 1997 Act being

 

done in respect of the application,

 

(iii)    

the application was referred to the Secretary of State, Welsh

 

Ministers or Scottish Ministers in accordance with directions

 

given under section 77 of the 1990 Act or section 46 of the 1997

 

Act,

 

(iv)    

1990 Act permission or 1997 Act permission was granted after

 

18 June 2015, and

 

(v)    

any conditions as to the time period within which the

 

development to which the permission relates must be begun have

 

not been breached.”

 

Philip Boswell

 

8

 

Clause  80,  page  50,  line  46,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

evidence that—

 

(i)    

an application for 1990 Act permission or 1997 Act permission

 

was made on or before 18 June 2015 for the station or for

 

additional capacity,

 

(ii)    

the relevant planning authority resolved to grant 1990 Act

 

permission or 1997 Act permission on or before 18 June 2015,

 

(iii)    

1990 Act permission or 1997 Act permission was granted after

 

18 June 2015, and

 

(iv)    

any conditions as to the time period within which the

 

development to which the permission relates must be begun have

 

not been breached.”

 

Philip Boswell

 

9

 

Clause  80,  page  50,  line  46,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

evidence that—

 

(i)    

an application for consent for the station or for additional

 

capacity was made under section 36 of this Act,

 

(ii)    

the consultation period prescribed by Regulations made under

 

paragraphs 2(3) or 3(1)(c) of Schedule 8 to this Act had expired

 

on or before 18 June 2015,

 

(iii)    

the Secretary of State caused a public inquiry to be held under

 

paragraph 2(2) or 3(3) of Schedule 8 to this Act or decided that a

 

public inquiry need not be held,

 

(iv)    

consent was granted by the Secretary of State after 18 June 2015,

 

and


 
 

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Energy Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

(v)    

any conditions as to the time period within which the

 

development to which the permission relates must be begun have

 

not been breached.”

 

Philip Boswell

 

10

 

Clause  80,  page  50,  line  46,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

evidence that—

 

(i)    

an application for development consent for the station or for

 

additional capacity was made under section 37 of the Planning

 

Act 2008,

 

(ii)    

the deadline for receipt of representations under section 56(4) of

 

the Planning Act 2008 had expired on or before 18 June 2015,

 

(iii)    

consent was granted by the Secretary of State after 18 June 2015,

 

and

 

(iv)    

any conditions as to the time period within which the

 

development to which the permission relates must be begun have

 

not been breached.”

 

Philip Boswell

 

11

 

Clause  80,  page  50,  line  46,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

evidence that—

 

(i)    

planning permission for the station or additional capacity was

 

granted on or before 18 June 2015,

 

(ii)    

planning permission under sections 73, 90(2), 90(2ZA) or 96A

 

of the 1990 Act or sections 42, 57(2), 57(2ZA) or 64 of the 1997

 

Act, a consent under section 36C of this Act, or an order under

 

section 153 of, and paragraph 2 or 3 of Schedule 6 to, the

 

Planning Act 2008 varying the planning permission under clause

 

32LJ(4)(i)(i) was granted after 18 June 2015, and

 

(iii)    

any conditions as to the time period within which the

 

development to which the permission relates must be begun have

 

not been breached.”

 

Philip Boswell

 

12

 

Clause  80,  page  50,  line  46,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

evidence that—

 

(i)    

1990 Act permission or 1997 Act permission for the station or

 

additional capacity was granted on or before 18 June 2015,

 

(ii)    

consent under section 36 of this Act that permits a greater

 

capacity for the station than that permitted by the planning

 

permission under clause 32LJ(4)(j)(i) was granted after 18 June

 

2015, and

 

(iii)    

any conditions as to the time period within which the

 

development to which the permission relates must be begun have

 

not been breached.”


 
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