(2) The total of the amounts directed to be paid under this section must not exceed
(3) At any time which falls after the giving of a direction under this section, the
Secretary of State is under a duty to spend the required amount for the purpose
of promoting the use of energy from renewable sources.
(4) “The required amount”, for the purposes of subsection (3), is an amount of
money equal to the total of the amounts that at the time in question have been
paid into the Consolidated Fund under subsection (1), less the total of any
amounts that the Secretary of State has already spent under subsection (3).
(5) In subsection (3) “renewable sources” means sources of energy other than fossil
fuel or nuclear fuel.
(6) In subsection (5) “fossil fuel” means coal, substances produced directly or
indirectly from coal, lignite, natural gas, crude liquid petroleum, or petroleum
products (and “natural gas” and “petroleum products” have the same
meanings as in the Energy Act 1976 (c. 76)).
(7) The Secretary of State’s duty under subsection (3) is without prejudice to any
power or duty of his apart from this section to spend money for the purpose
mentioned in that subsection.
(8) In this section—
(a) “the Electricity Act” means the Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29); and
(b) the references to section 33 of that Act are to that section as it has effect
in England and Wales.
8 Financial provision
There shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament—
(a) any expenditure of the Secretary of State under this Act; and
(b) any increase attributable to this Act in the sums which under any other
Act are payable out of money so provided.
9 Citation, extent and commencement
(1) This Act may be cited as the Sustainable Energy Act 2003.
(2) Except as provided in subsections (3) and (4), this Act extends to England and
Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
(3) Sections 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 extend to England and Wales only.
(4) Section 6 extends to England and Wales and to Scotland.
(5) Sections 2, 4 (so far as it relates to England) and 5 shall come into force on such
day as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument
(6) Sections 3 and 4 (so far as it relates to Wales) shall come into force on such day
as the National Assembly for Wales may by order made by statutory
(7) The other provisions of this Act shall come into force at the end of two months
beginning with the day on which it is passed.