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

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Report on sustainable energy policy commitments

   

Brian White
Mr Andrew Stunell
Norman Baker

NC9

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to publish in such form as he sees fit an annual report on all the Government's energy policy commitments.

    (2)   In this section the term "energy policy commitments" means all those commitments so specified on the Government sustainable energy policy network website for the time being.'.


Amendment of Sustainable Energy Act 2003

   

Brian White
Mr Andrew Stunell
Norman Baker

NC10

To move the following Clause:—

    After section 2 of the Sustainable Energy Act 2003 there is inserted—    

"2A   Energy efficiency of business and public sector buildings: Secretary of State

      (1) The Secretary of State must within one week beginning with the coming into force of this section designate under this subsection at least one energy efficiency aim.

      (2) For the purposes of this section an "energy efficiency aim" is an aim which—

      (a) is contained in a published document;

      (b) relates to the energy efficiency of business and public sector buildings;

      (c) specifies the amount of carbon dioxide to be saved from business and public sector buildings; and

      (d) is compatible with European Union obligations and any other international obligations of the United Kingdom.

      (3) The Secretary of State may, at any time after designation under subsection (1), designate under this subsection a further energy efficiency aim or aims.

      (4) Where an energy efficiency aim is for the time being designated under this section, the Secretary of State must take reasonable steps to achieve the aim.

      (5) In deciding which steps to take for the purposes of subsection (4), the Secretary of State must consider steps relating to the heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting and insulation of business and public sector buildings.

      (6) A designation under this section may be withdrawn, but not if its withdrawal would result in there being no energy efficiency aim designated under this section.

      (7) If an energy efficiency aim designated under this section ceases to meet the condition in subsection (2)(d) it ceases to be designated under this section, but if this results in there being no energy efficiency aim so designated the Secretary of State must without delay designate a new energy efficiency aim.

      (8) A designation of an aim under this section, or a withdrawal or cessation of such a designation, must be published in such a way as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.

      (9) A designation may be contained in the same published document as the aim itself.

      (10) In this section "business and public sector buildings" means buildings specified under any enactments or otherwise as business or public sector buildings.

      (11) This section shall come into force on 1st January 2005.".'.


Provision of assistance to other forces

   

Mr Robert Key

NC11

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The chief constable of the Constabulary may, on the application of the chief officer of any relevant force, provide constables or other assistance for the purpose of enabling that force to meet any special demand on its resources.

    (2)   Where a member of the Constabulary is provided for the assistance of a relevant force under this section—

      (a) he shall be under the direction and control of the chief officer of that force; and

      (b) he shall have the same powers and privileges as a member of that force.

    (3)   Constables are not to be regarded as provided for the assistance of a relevant force under this section in a case where assistance is provided under section 59.

    (4)   In this section—

       "chief officer" means—

      (a) the chief officer of the police force for a police area in Great Britain;

      (b) the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland;

      (c) the Chief Constable of the British Transport Police Force; or

      (d) the Chief Constable of the Ministry of Defence Police;

       "relevant force" means—

      (a) the police force for a police area in Great Britain;

      (b) the Police Service of Northern Ireland;

      (c) the British Transport Police Force; or

      (d) the Ministry of Defence Police.'.


Duty relating to energy provision and use

   

Mr Andrew Stunell
Norman Baker

NC12

To move the following Clause:—

       'The Secretary of State shall have a duty to promote the efficient provision and use of energy [gas and electricity], and to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases.'.


Security of supply report

   

Mr Andrew Stunell
Norman Baker

NC13

To move the following Clause:—

       'The Secretary of State must in each calendar year, beginning with 2005, publish a report ("a security of supply report") on the progress made in the reporting period towards maintaining and enhancing, if necessary, UK security of supply.'.


Compliance with Community law

   

Anne Picking
Paddy Tipping
Mr Calum MacDonald
Mr Desmond Turner

NC14

To move the following Clause:—

       'In section 3A of the 1989 Act (principal objective and general duties), after subsection (5A) (which is inserted by section 174), insert—

      "(5B) In carrying out their respective functions under this Part in accordance with the preceding provisions of this section the Secretary of State and the Authority must each have regard to the obligation to comply with Community law, in particular the provisions of Directive 2003/54/EC.

      (5C) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (5B), where any document provides for charges to be levied for access to and use of any transmission system, the Authority shall have the duty to ensure that those charges are proportionate and applied in a non-discriminatory manner and, in pursuance of this duty, can require the system operator to modify those charges accordingly.".'.


Report to Parliament on Combined Heat and Power

   

Dr Desmond Turner

NC15

To move the following Clause:—

       'The Secretary of State shall be required to report annually to Parliament on progress to meeting the Government target of 10GWe of Good Quality Combined Heat and Power by the year 2010.'.


Duty with regard to Combined Heat and Power

   

Dr Desmond Turner

NC16

To move the following Clause:—

       'The Secretary of State shall have a duty to ensure the deployment of 10GWe of Good Quality Combined Heat and Power production in the United Kingdom by 2010.'.


Collision within a renewable energy installation

   

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

NC17

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

NC18

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

NC19

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

NC20

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 areas 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.'.



 
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