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237 of the 1997 Act or section 118 of the Planning Act 2008, or

 

following a judicial review, and

 

(ii)    

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

 

Not called  15

 

Clause  80,  page  50,  line  48,  leave out sub-paragraph 5(a) and insert—

 

“(a)    

evidence of an agreement with a network operator to carry out grid works

 

in relation to the station or additional capacity and was originally made

 

on or before 18th June 2015 notwithstanding the fact that may have

 

subsequently been amended or modified, and

 

(ab)    

a copy of a document written by, or on behalf of, the network operator

 

which estimated or set a date for completion of the grid works which was

 

no later than 31 March 2017; or”

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Not called  40

 

Clause  80,  page  50,  line  49,  leave out “18 June 2015” and insert “18 May 2016”

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Not called  41

 

Clause  80,  page  51,  line  10,  leave out “18 June 2015” and insert “18 May 2016”

 

Philip Boswell

 

Not called  16

 

Clause  80,  page  51,  line  26,  at end insert “and includes planning permission

 

deemed to be granted in accordance with section 90 of that Act”.

 

Philip Boswell

 

Not called  17

 

Clause  80,  page  51,  line  31,  at end insert “and includes planning permission

 

deemed to be granted in accordance with section 57 of that Act”.

 

Philip Boswell

 

Not called  18

 

Clause  80,  page  52,  line  6,  leave out “from a recognised lender”

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Not called  42

 

Clause  80,  page  52,  line  16,  leave out “31 March 2017” and insert “1 March 2017”


 
 

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Philip Boswell

 

Not called  19

 

Clause  80,  page  52,  leave out lines 27 to 29, and insert—

 

“In this section “recognised lender” means a bank or financial institution or

 

trust or fund or other financial entity which is regulated by the relevant

 

jurisdiction and which is engaged in making, purchasing or investing in

 

loans, securities or other financial instruments.”

 

Philip Boswell

 

Not called  20

 

Clause  80,  page  52,  line  32,  leave out subsection (6).

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Not called  43

 

Clause  80,  page  54,  line  19,  leave out “31 March 2016” and insert “1 March 2017”

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Not called  44

 

Clause  80,  page  54,  line  21,  leave out “31 March 2017” and insert “1 March 2017”

 


 

Secretary Amber Rudd

 

Agreed to  50

 

Clause  81,  page  56,  line  2,  leave out from “generated” to end of line 7 and insert

 

“after 31 March 2016 (or any later date specified in the regulations)—

 

(a)    

using the original capacity of a Northern Ireland onshore wind generating

 

station accredited after 31 March 2016 (or any later date so specified), or

 

(b)    

using additional capacity of a Northern Ireland onshore wind generating

 

station, where in the Authority’s view the additional capacity first formed

 

part of the station after 31 March 2016 (or any later date so specified).”.

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Not called  45

 

Clause  81,  page  56,  line  3,  leave out “31 March 2016” and insert “1 March 2017”

 

Philip Boswell

 

Not called  21

 

Clause  81,  page  56,  line  3,  leave out subsection (a) and insert—

 

“(aa)    

by a 33kV connected onshore wind generating station consented after 30

 

September 2015, or

 

(ab)    

by a cluster connected onshore wind generating station consented after

 

31 October 2015, and”


 
 

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Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Not called  46

 

Clause  81,  page  56,  line  6,  leave out “31 March 2016” and insert “1 March 2017”

 


 

New clauses relating to carbon capture, emissions and decarbonisation;

 

remaining new clauses; remaining proceedings on consideration

 

Callum McCaig

 

Negatived on division  NC3

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Carbon capture and storage strategy for the energy industry

 

(1)    

By June 2017, the Secretary of State must develop, promote and implement a

 

comprehensive national strategy for carbon capture and storage (CCS) for the

 

energy industry to deliver the emissions reductions required to meet the fifth and

 

subsequent, carbon budgets at the scale and pace required.

 

(2)    

In developing the strategy, the Secretary of State must consult—

 

(a)    

HM Treasury;

 

(b)    

the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills;

 

(c)    

the Oil and Gas Authority;

 

(d)    

the National Infrastructure Commission;

 

(e)    

Scottish Ministers;

 

(f)    

Welsh Ministers, and

 

(g)    

other relevant stakeholders including the CCS industry.

 

(3)    

The strategy must include though shall not be restricted to—

 

(a)    

the development of infrastructure for carbon dioxide transport and

 

storage;

 

(b)    

a funding strategy for implementation including provision of market

 

signals sufficient to build confidence for private investment in the CCS

 

industry;

 

(c)    

priorities for such action in the immediate future as may be necessary to

 

allow the orderly and timely development and deployment of CCS after

 

2020;

 

(d)    

promotion of cost-effective innovation in CCS; and

 

(e)    

clarification of the responsibilities of government departments with

 

respect to the implementation of the strategy.”

 

(4)    

The Secretary of State must report to Parliament on the progress of its

 

implementation of the strategy every three years starting in 2020.”

 



 
 

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Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

Not called  NC6

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Emissions trading: United Kingdom carbon account

 

In section 27 (net UK carbon account) of the Climate Change Act 2008, after

 

subsection (2) insert—

 

“(2A)    

No carbon units deriving from the operation of the EU Emissions Trading

 

System may be credited to or debited from the net United Kingdom

 

carbon account for any period commencing after 31 December 2027.””

 


 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Anna Turley

 

Tom Blenkinsop

 

Andy McDonald

 

Alex Cunningham

 

Not called  NC7

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Carbon capture and storage strategy for the energy industry

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must—

 

(a)    

develop, promote and implement a comprehensive national strategy for

 

carbon capture and storage (CCS) for the energy industry to deliver the

 

emissions reductions required to meet the fifth and subsequent carbon

 

budget, as advised by the committee on climate change;

 

(b)    

develop that strategy in consultation with HM Treasury, the Department

 

for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Oil and Gas Authority, the

 

National Infrastructure Commission, energy intensive industries and

 

other relevant stakeholders including the CCS industry; and

 

(c)    

have that strategy in place by June 2017 and report to Parliament on the

 

progress of its implementation every three years thereafter.

 

(2)    

The strategy provided for by subsection (1) shall, amongst other things, include—

 

(a)    

the development of infrastructure for carbon dioxide transport and

 

storage;

 

(b)    

a funding strategy for implementation including provision of market

 

signals sufficient to build confidence for private investment in the CCS

 

industry;

 

(c)    

a strategy for international co-operation on the development and

 

implementation of relevant technologies;


 
 

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(d)    

priorities for such action in the immediate future as may be necessary to

 

allow the orderly and timely development and deployment of CCS after

 

2020.

 

(e)    

a strategy for co-operation through the European Union.”

 


 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Negatived on division  NC8

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Decarbonisation target range

 

(1)    

Section 1 of the Energy Act 2013 is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

Leave out subsection (2) and insert—

 

“(2)    

The Secretary of State must by order (“a decarbonisation order”) set a

 

decarbonisation target range, which shall be reviewed annually

 

thereafter.”

 

(3)    

Leave out subsection (5) and insert—

 

“(5)    

The decarbonisation order shall be made within six months of the

 

adoption of the fifth carbon budget set by virtue of the duty of the

 

Secretary of State under section 4 (2) (b) of the climate Change Act

 

2008.””

 


 

Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Not called  NC9

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Amendment to Energy Act 2013: Capacity agreements

 

After Section 28(4) of the Energy Act 2013, insert—

 

“(4A)    

Electricity capacity regulations introduced by subsection (1) for any fossil fuel

 

generating plant granted 15 year capacity contracts under the capacity agreements

 

established by this section shall be subject to the Emissions Performance

 

Standard as established by Section 57 (2) of this Act.””

 



 
 

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Lisa Nandy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Clive Lewis

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Callum McCaig

 

Negatived on division  NC10

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Emissions trading: United Kingdom carbon account

 

In section 27 (net UK carbon account) of the Climate Change Act 2008, after

 

subsection (3) insert—

 

“(3A)    

In respect of any period commencing after 31 December 2027, the regulations

 

must not make provision for carbon units to be credited to or debited from the net

 

United Kingdom carbon account on the basis of the number of carbon units

 

surrendered by operators of installations in the United Kingdom pursuant to the

 

European Union Emissions Trading Scheme.””

 


 

Edward Miliband

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Hywel Williams

 

Dr Alisdair McDonnell

 

Graham Stuart

 

Dr Poulter

 

Paul Blomfield

 

Tim Farron

 

Not called  NC11

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Zero net UK [carbon] emissions

 

(1)    

The Climate Change Act 2008 is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

After section (3) of the 2008 Act, insert the following—

 

3A      

Net UK carbon emissions target: zero emissions year

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State shall set a date by which net UK emissions must

 

be zero or lower (“the zero emissions year”) by order no later than 12

 

months from the date on which the Energy Act 2016 comes into force.

 

(2)    

It is the duty of the Secretary of State to ensure that the net UK emissions

 

for the zero emissions year and each year thereafter is zero or less.

 

(3)    

If an annual statement of UK emissions under Section 16 for a year after

 

the zero emissions year shows that net UK carbon emissions are more

 

than zero, the Secretary of State must, as soon as reasonably practicable

 

lay before Parliament a statement which—

 

(a)    

explains why the zero net emissions target has not been met, and

 

(b)    

sets out proposals and policies to ensure that the target will be

 

met in subsequent years.

 

(4)    

The Secretary of State may by order amend the zero emissions year.


 
 

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(5)    

The power in subsection (4) may only be exercised if it appears to the

 

Secretary of State that it is appropriate to do so due to significant

 

developments in—

 

(a)    

scientific knowledge about climate change, or

 

(b)    

European or international law or policy.

 

(6)    

An order under subsections (1) or (4) may only be made by statutory

 

instrument that has been laid in draft before, and approved by a resolution

 

of, each House of Parliament.

 

(7)    

Before laying a draft of a statutory instrument under subsection (6) the

 

Secretary of State must obtain, and take into account, the advice of the

 

Committee on Climate Change.

 

(8)    

As soon as is reasonably practicable after giving its advice to the

 

Secretary of State, the Committee shall publish its advice in such manner

 

as it considers appropriate.

 

(9)    

If an order under subsections (1) or (4) sets or amends the zero emissions

 

year in a way that is different from the recommendation of the Committee

 

under subsection (7), the Secretary of State must lay a statement before

 

Parliament explaining his reasons for that decision.

 

(10)    

When the Secretary of State comes to any decision under this section, or

 

the Committee on Climate Change considers its advice in relation to any

 

such decision—

 

(a)    

the matters listed in Section 10(2) must, and

 

(b)    

other matters may,

 

    

be taken into account.”

 


 

Caroline Lucas

 

Not called  NC12

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Strategy for a Just Transition away from fossil fuels

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must develop a comprehensive national strategy for the

 

UK energy sector to move away from fossil fuels and towards 100% renewable

 

energy by 2050, under the framework of a Just Transition outlined in subsection

 

(5)(a).

 

(2)    

The strategy must be developed by June 2017 and the Secretary of State must

 

report to Parliament on the progress of its implementation every year thereafter.

 

(3)    

The transition must ensure that UK carbon emission reductions make a fair

 

contribution to the goals set out in the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement.

 

(4)    

The strategy must be developed in consultation with—

 

(a)    

energy sector workers,

 

(b)    

trade unions,

 

(c)    

the Committee on Climate Change,

 

(d)    

HM Treasury,

 

(e)    

the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills,

 

(f)    

the Oil and Gas Authority,


 
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