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EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department of Energy and Climate
Change, are published separately as HL Bill 33—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Lord Marland has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the Human
Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Energy Bill [HL] are compatible with the Convention
rights.

Contents

  1. Part 1

    Energy efficiency

    1. Chapter 1

      Green deal

      1. Introductory

        1. 1. Green deal plans

        2. 2. Green deal plans: supplementary

        3. 3. Framework regulations

      2. Green deal plan

        1. 4. Assessment of property etc

        2. 5. Terms of plan etc

        3. 6. Consents and redress etc

        4. 7. Installation of improvements

        5. 8. Confirmation of plan

        6. 9. Confirmation of plan: supplementary provision for England and Wales

        7. 10. Confirmation of plan: supplementary provision for Scotland

        8. 11. Updating information produced under section 8

      3. Disclosure of green deal plan etc

        1. 12. Disclosure of green deal plan etc in connection with sale or letting out

        2. 13. Disclosure of green deal plan in connection with other transactions etc

        3. 14. Acknowledgment of green deal plan on sale or letting out

        4. 15. Acknowledgment of green deal plan in connection with other transactions etc

        5. 16. Sanctions for non-compliance with obligations under sections 12 to 15

      4. Modifying energy licences

        1. 17. Power to modify energy licences in connection with green deal payments

        2. 18. Power to modify energy supply licences to make provision as to default in
          green deal payments

        3. 19. Power to modify energy supply licences to require provision of information

        4. 20. Power to modify energy supply licences to make provision as to consumer
          protection

        5. 21. Powers under sections 17 to 20: consultation

        6. 22. Powers under sections 17 to 20: supplementary

      5. Gas and electricity codes

        1. 23. Recovering green deal payments: gas suppliers

        2. 24. Recovering green deal payments: electricity suppliers

      6. Modifying consumer credit legislation

        1. 25. Exemption from Consumer Credit Act 1974 in relation to credit to business
          debtors

        2. 26. Energy suppliers not to be treated as carrying on ancillary credit business

        3. 27. Duties to give debtors information and statements

        4. 28. Exemption from requirement to give notice of sums in arrears

        5. 29. Power to amend Consumer Credit Act 1974

      7. Delegation of functions to public body

        1. 30. Delegation and conferring of functions

        2. 31. Duty to report

      8. General

        1. 32. Power of Secretary of State to deal with special circumstances

        2. 33. Appeals

        3. 34. Funding for energy efficiency advice

        4. 35. Parliamentary procedure in relation to code of practice

        5. 36. Regulations and orders

        6. 37. Crown application: Chapter 1

    2. Chapter 2

      Private rented sector: England and Wales

      1. Introductory

        1. 38. Meaning of “domestic PR property” and “non-domestic PR property”:
          England and Wales

        2. 39. Review of energy efficiency in the private rented sector: England and Wales

      2. Domestic energy efficiency regulations

        1. 40. Power to make domestic energy efficiency regulations: England and Wales

        2. 41. Further provision about domestic energy efficiency regulations: England and
          Wales

        3. 42. Sanctions for the purposes of domestic energy efficiency regulations: England
          and Wales

      3. Tenants’ energy efficiency improvements regulations

        1. 43. Power to make tenants’ energy efficiency improvements regulations:
          England and Wales

        2. 44. Further provision about tenants’ energy efficiency improvements
          regulations: England and Wales

        3. 45. Sanctions for the purposes of tenants’ energy efficiency improvements
          regulations: England and Wales

      4. Non-domestic energy efficiency regulations

        1. 46. Power to make non-domestic energy efficiency regulations: England and
          Wales

        2. 47. Further provision about non-domestic energy efficiency regulations: England
          and Wales

        3. 48. Sanctions for the purposes of non-domestic energy efficiency regulations:
          England and Wales

      5. General

        1. 49. Regulations and orders: England and Wales

        2. 50. Crown application: Chapter 2

    3. Chapter 3

      Private rented sector: Scotland

      1. Introductory

        1. 51. Meaning of “domestic PR property” and “non-domestic PR property”:
          Scotland

        2. 52. Review of energy efficiency in the private rented sector: Scotland

      2. Scottish domestic energy efficiency regulations

        1. 53. Power to make domestic energy efficiency regulations: Scotland

        2. 54. Further provision about domestic energy efficiency regulations: Scotland

        3. 55. Sanctions for the purposes of domestic energy efficiency regulations:
          Scotland

      3. Scottish tenants’ energy efficiency improvements regulations

        1. 56. Power to make tenants’ energy efficiency improvements regulations:
          Scotland

        2. 57. Further provision about tenants’ energy efficiency improvements
          regulations: Scotland

        3. 58. Sanctions for the purposes of tenants’ energy efficiency improvements
          regulations: Scotland

      4. Scottish non-domestic energy efficiency regulations

        1. 59. Power to make non-domestic energy efficiency regulations: Scotland

        2. 60. Further provision about non-domestic energy efficiency regulations: Scotland

        3. 61. Sanctions for the purposes of non-domestic energy efficiency regulations:
          Scotland

      5. General

        1. 62. Regulations and orders: Scotland

        2. 63. Crown application: Chapter 3

    4. Chapter 4

      Reducing carbon emissions and home-heating costs

      1. 64. Promotion of reductions in carbon emissions: gas transporters and suppliers

      2. 65. Promotion of reductions in carbon emissions: electricity generators,
        distributors and suppliers

      3. 66. Promotion of reductions in home-heating costs: gas transporters and
        suppliers

      4. 67. Promotion of reductions in home-heating costs: electricity distributors and
        suppliers

      5. 68. Overall home-heating cost reduction targets

      6. 69. Power of Secretary of State to require information: carbon emissions
        reduction targets and home-heating cost reduction targets

      7. 70. Minor and consequential amendments

    5. Chapter 5

      Information about energy consumption, efficiency and tariffs

      1. Smart meters

        1. 71. Smart meters

      2. Energy performance certificates

        1. 72. Access to register of energy performance certificates etc: England and Wales

        2. 73. Access to register of energy performance certificates etc: Scotland

      3. Information about tariffs

        1. 74. Power to modify energy supply licences: information about tariffs

        2. 75. Power to modify energy supply licences: procedure and supplemental

        3. 76. General duties of the Secretary of State

  2. Part 2

    Security of energy supplies

    1. Chapter 1

      Electricity supply

      1. 77. Annual report by Gas and Electricity Markets Authority on security of
        electricity supply

      2. 78. Annual report by Secretary of State on security of energy supplies

    2. Chapter 2

      Gas supply

      1. 79. Power of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority to direct a modification
        of the Uniform Network Code

    3. Chapter 3

      Upstream petroleum infrastructure

      1. 80. Acquisition of rights to use upstream petroleum infrastructure

      2. 81. Power of Secretary of State to give a notice under section 80(10) on own
        initiative

      3. 82. Compulsory modification of upstream petroleum infrastructure

      4. 83. Variation of notices under sections 80 and 82

      5. 84. Publication of notices and variations

      6. 85. Powers of Secretary of State to require information

      7. 86. Enforcement

      8. 87. Minor, consequential and supplemental provision

      9. 88. Interpretation

      10. 89. Meaning of “associate” for the purposes of section 80

    4. Chapter 4

      Special administration

      1. Special administration under the Energy Act 2004

        1. 90. Amendment of section 166 of the Energy Act 2004

      2. Special administration under this Chapter

        1. 91. Energy supply company administration orders

        2. 92. Objective of an energy supply company administration

        3. 93. Application of certain provisions of the Energy Act 2004 in relation to esc
          administration orders

        4. 94. Conduct of administration, transfer schemes, etc

        5. 95. Modifications of particular or standard conditions

        6. 96. Licence conditions to secure funding of energy supply company
          administration

        7. 97. Modifications under the Enterprise Act 2002

        8. 98. Power to make further modifications of insolvency legislation

        9. 99. Interpretation of Chapter 4

    5. Chapter 5

      Continental shelf

      1. 100. Revocation etc of designations under Continental Shelf Act 1964

  3. Part 3

    Low carbon generation

    1. Offshore electricity

      1. 101. Offshore transmission and distribution of electricity: extension of time for
        licence modifications and property scheme applications

    2. Decommissioning nuclear sites

      1. 102. Agreement about modifying decommissioning programme

  4. Part 4

    Coal Authority

    1. 103. Additional powers of the Coal Authority: England and Wales

    2. 104. Additional powers of the Coal Authority: Scotland

  5. Part 5

    Miscellaneous and general

    1. Miscellaneous

      1. 105. Repeal of measures relating to home energy efficiency

    2. General

      1. 106. Extent

      2. 107. Commencement

      3. 108. Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Reducing carbon emissions and home-heating costs: minor
      and consequential amendments

    2. Schedule 2

      Upstream petroleum infrastructure: minor and consequential
      amendments

    3. Schedule 3

      Repeals and revocations consequential on section 105

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