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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Monday 22 February 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

 

Amendments tabled since the last publication: NC1-NC4

 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage)


 

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withdrawn amendments at the end.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 the

 

order in which they relate to the Bill.

 


 

New Clauses

 

Callum McCaig

 

NC1

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Strategy for incentivising competitiveness of UK-registered companies in

 

decommissioning contracts

 

(1)    

By June 2017, the Secretary of State must develop a comprehensive strategy for

 

the Department of Energy and Climate Change to incentivise the competitiveness

 

of UK-registered companies in bidding for supply chain contracts associated with

 

the decommissioning of oil and gas infrastructure (the strategy), which shall be

 

reviewed annually thereafter.

 

(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;


 
 

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Energy Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

(d)    

Scottish Ministers, and

 

(e)    

any other relevant stakeholders that the Secretary of State thinks

 

appropriate.

 

(3)    

The strategy must include, though shall not be restricted to—

 

(a)    

an appraisal of tax incentives that can be extended to oil and gas operators

 

to incentivise their use of UK-registered supply chain companies; and

 

(b)    

an outline of other appropriate support that can be provided by the

 

Government, or its agencies, to UK-registered companies which express

 

interest in bidding for decommissioning contracts.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would compel the Secretary of State to bring forward a strategy for ensuring that

 

UK-registered supply chain companies benefit from decommissioning contracts.

 


 

Callum McCaig

 

NC2

 

Parliamentary Star    

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.

 


 

Callum McCaig

 

NC3

 

Parliamentary Star    

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.


 
 

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Energy Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

(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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would compel the Secretary of State to bring forward a strategy for carbon

 

capture and storage for the energy industry.

 


 

Callum McCaig

 

NC4

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Contract for Difference

 

After section 13(3) of the Energy Act 2013 insert—

 

(3A)    

An allocation round must be held at least once in each year which the carbon

 

intensity of electricity generation in the United Kingdom exceeds 100 grams per

 

kilowatt hour.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would compel the Secretary of State to hold a Contract for Difference allocation

 

round at least once in each year that the carbon intensity of electricity generation in the UK

 

exceeds 100g per kilowatt hour.

 


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 22 February 2016                  

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Energy Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

ORDER OF THE HOUSE [19 January 2016]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Energy Bill [Lords]:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 9 February 2016.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration and proceedings in legislative grand

 

committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which

 

proceedings on Consideration are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings in Consideration and up to and including Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of any message from the Lords) may be programmed.

 


 

 

Revised 23 February 2016