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Collision within a renewable energy installation|
Miss Anne McIntosh
NC17To 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
NC18To 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
NC19To 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
(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
NC20To 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
(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.'.
Saving of energy to assist renewables
Miss Anne McIntosh
NC21To move the following Clause:
'(1) For the purposes of
it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to take action as specified by this section.
(2) The action specified by this section is action to
(3) Action taken pursuant to this section shall be commenced as soon as is reasonably practicable.
(4) In this section the "Energy Efficiency Implementation Plan" is the document entitled "Energy Efficiency The Government's Plan for Action" published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, dated April 2004 (Cm 6168).'.
Compliance with sections 32 to 32C of the 1989 Act
Mr Andrew Stunell
NC22To move the following Clause:
'(1) In section 25 of the 1989 Act (orders for securing compliance), in the definition of "relevant requirement" in subsection (8), for "32C" substitute "32D".
(2) In sections 32A(4) and 32A(7) of that Act (which relate to information powers and other functions of GEMA), at end insert "or to any obligation arising under section 32D".
(3) After section 32C of the 1989 Act, insert
"32D Prevention and remedying of default in compliance with sections 32 to 32C
(1) An order under section 32 may provide that an electricity supplier must pay such a sum to the Authority, corresponding to the supply of a given amount of electricity by the supplier in a particular period, as may be
(2) The supplier shall make the payment to the Authority no later than the specified day in relation to that period ("the payment date").
(3) Any sums received under subsection (1) shall be paid by the Authority to electricity suppliers in accordance with a system of allocation specified in the order.
(4) The system of allocation specified in the order may provide for payments to specified categories of electricity supplier only.
(5) Where the Secretary of State is satisfied that it would be proportionate to do so, and that competition in the supply of electricity would not in consequence be unduly distorted, the order may also make provision as to the form and extent of any measures which a supplier is to take for the purpose of securing, in whole or in part, its discharge of the renewables obligation.
(6) The order may provide that any figures necessary to make or provide for the derivation of any calculation under this section can be estimated by the Authority or the Secretary of State.
(7) The reference to "make good" in subsection (1) may include adjustment of sums upwards to reflect accrual of interest, at a rate determined by or under the order, between the times of the defaults in relation to previous periods and the payment date.
(8) This section is without prejudice to the enforcement powers available to the Authority in relation to any provision of section 32 to 32D that is a relevant requirement within the meaning of section 25(8)".'.
Supplementary provision relating to the renewables obligation
Mr Andrew Stunell
NC23To move the following Clause:
'(1) In section 32A of the 1989 Act (orders under section 32: supplementary), after subsection (2) insert
(2) After subsection (6) of that section, insert
Recovery of gas charges etc
NC24*To move the following Clause:
'For paragraph 7 of Schedule 2B (recovery of gas charges etc) substitute
"7(1) Where a consumer has not, within the requisite period, paid all charges due in respect of the supply of gas to the consumer's premises, or to any premises previously owned or occupied by him, the relevant supplier may make arrangements to obtain payment for ongoing consumption and for the recovery of debt through one of the following mechanisms
(2) The power of a supplier under sub-paragraph (1) to install a prepayment meter may not be exercised
(3) In this paragraph the 'requisite period' means a period of 28 days after the supplier has made a demand in writing for payment of charges due.".'.
ORDER OF THE HOUSE [10th MAY 2004]That the following provisions shall apply to the Energy Bill [Lords]:
Committal1. The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.
Proceedings in Standing Committee2. 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 Reading4. 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 proceedings7. 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
(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.
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