Amendments proposed to the Energy Bill [Lords] - continued House of Commons

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Collision within a renewable energy installation


Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Laurence Robertson
Mr David Ruffley
Mr Robert Key
Mr Richard Page


To move the following Clause:—

       'The Secretary of State for Transport shall set out procedures to be followed to prevent a collision taking place within a renewable energy installation, and procedures to be followed in the event of a collision within a renewable energy installation.'.

Safety zones around Renewable Energy Installations


Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Laurence Robertson
Mr David Ruffley
Mr Robert Key
Mr Richard Page


To move the following Clause:—

       'Each application for a consent under section 94 shall set out the location of a safety zone around installations.'.

Renewable heat obligation


Brian White


*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   For the purpose of encouraging the generation of renewable heat in order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, provide employment in UK agriculture and improve energy security, the Secretary of State may, by regulations, introduce a renewable heat obligation.

    (2)   Regulations made under subsection (1) may—

      (a) require relevant parts of the heating fuel supply industry to demonstrate that a specified portion of their product is renewable;

      (b) set targets for the proportion of heating fuels to be renewable; and

      (c) provide for penalties for failure to meet targets.

    (3)   For the purposes of the obligation, renewable heat sources shall include solid, liquid or gaseous fuels produced from biomass; passive solar heating systems and geothermal.

    (4)   The power conferred by this section on the Secretary of State to make regulations is exercisable by statutory instrument subject to affirmative resolution of both Houses of Parliament.

    (5)   In this section—

       "biomass" means the biodegradable fraction of products, waste and residues from agriculture (including vegetable and animal substances), forestry and related industries, as well as the biodegradable fraction of industrial and municipal waste;

       "solar thermal" means the collection, transfer, storage and use of solar energy for space, water and process heating or cooling;

       "geothermal" means ground source heat pumps collecting stored solar or geothermal energy from ground or water sources.'.

Assessment of offshore renewable generation


Brian White


*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The Secretary of State shall, within two years of the passing of this Act, present to both Houses of Parliament a report on off-shore renewable technologies that—

      (a) identifies the area most suitable for offshore generation of electricity, and

      (b) includes an assessment of the environmental benefits and risks of developing generation in these areas.

    (2)   The above report shall include, but not be limited to, assessments for generation by means of wind power, wave power, and tidal stream energy.'.


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


    1.   The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

    2.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on 24th June 2004.

    3.   The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

    4.   Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings 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 the day on which proceedings on consideration are commenced.

    6.   Sessional Order B (programming committees) made on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

    7.   Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further message from the Lords) may be programmed.

ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE [20th MAY 2004, as amended on 27th May 2004]

That—     (1)   during proceedings on the Energy Bill [Lords] the Standing Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 8.55 am on 20th May) meet—

      (a) at 2.30 pm on 20th May; and

      (b) at 8.55 am and at 2.30 pm on each of 25th May, 27th May, 8th June, 15th June, 17th June, 22nd June and 24th June; and

    (2)   the proceedings shall be taken in the order shown in the first column of the following Table and shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the second column of the Table.


ProceedingsTime for conclusion of proceedings
Clauses 1 to 5, Schedule 1, Clauses 6 to 14, Schedule 2, Clauses 15 and 16, Schedule 3, Clauses 17 to 30, Schedule 4, Clauses 31 to 41, Schedule 5, Clause 42, Schedule 6, Clauses 43 to 48, Schedule 7, Clause 49, Schedule 8, Clause 50, Schedule 9, Clauses 51 to 54, Schedule 10, Clauses 55 and 56, Schedule 11 and Clauses 57 to 64.6.00 pm on 27th May
Schedule 12, Clauses 65 and 66, Schedule 13, Clauses 67 to 72, Schedule 14, Clauses 73 to 78, Schedule 15, Clauses 79 to 96, Schedule 16, Clauses 97 to 135, Schedule 17, Clauses 136 to 138, Schedule 18, Clauses 139 and 140, Schedule 19, Clauses 141 to 156, Schedules 20 and 21, Clauses 157 to 170, Schedule 22, Clauses 171 to 193, Schedule 23, Clause 194, new Clauses, new Schedules and any remaining proceedings on the Bill.5.00 pm on 24th June

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