Energy Bill [HL]

Amendment
to be moved
in committee

[Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List]

After Clause 60

LORD FOULKES OF CUMNOCK

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Decarbonisation obligation

(1)     Within six months of the closure of the renewables obligation on 31 March
2016 for onshore wind generating stations, the Secretary of State must bring
forward regulations for a decarbonisation obligation.

(2)     A “decarbonisation obligation” means the level of carbon intensity of
electricity generation in the United Kingdom that a relevant supplier may
not exceed in respect of the total kilowatt hours of electricity that it supplies
to customers in England and Wales during a given year.

(3)     In setting a decarbonisation obligation, the Secretary of State must first
obtain and take account of advice from the Committee on Climate Change.

(4)     In this section, “relevant supplier” means electricity suppliers supplying
electricity in England and Wales.”

Prepared 9th September 2015