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Monday 23rd January 2006


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STANDING COMMITTEE C

CLIMATE CHANGE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY BILL


   

Mark Lazarowicz

17

Clause     1,     page     1,     leave out line 12.

   

Dr Alan Whitehead

16

Clause     1,     page     1,     leave out line 13.


   

Malcolm Wicks

1

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     17,     leave out 'Prime Minister' and insert 'Secretary of State'.

   

Malcolm Wicks

2

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     17,     after 'each' insert 'calendar'.

   

Malcolm Wicks

3

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     19,     leave out 'that the government has taken' and insert 'taken by government departments'.

   

Malcolm Wicks

4

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     19,     after 'taken' insert 'during the previous calendar year'.

   

Malcolm Wicks

5

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     20,     leave out 'during the period to which the report relates'.

   

Malcolm Wicks

6

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     1,     after 'Kingdom' insert 'during the previous calendar year'.

   

Malcolm Wicks

7

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     2,     leave out 'the period to which the report relates' and insert 'that year'.

   

Malcolm Wicks

8

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     4,     leave out subsections (2) and (3).

   

Malcolm Wicks

9

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     17,     at end insert 'and'.


   

Malcolm Wicks

10

Page     2,     line     19,     leave out Clause 3.


   

Mark Lazarowicz

18

Page     2,     line     31,     leave out Clause 4.


   

Malcolm Wicks

11

Page     3,     line     7,     leave out Clause 5.


   

Mark Lazarowicz

19

Page     3,     line     19,     leave out Clause 6.


   

Mark Lazarowicz

20

Page     3,     line     30,     leave out Clause 7.


   

Mark Lazarowicz

21

Page     4,     line     3,     leave out Clause 8.


   

Mark Lazarowicz

22

Clause     9,     page     4,     line     36,     at end insert 'projects'.

   

Mark Lazarowicz

23

Clause     9,     page     4,     line     38,     leave out paragraph (a).

   

Mark Lazarowicz

24

Clause     9,     page     4,     line     39,     at end insert—

      '( ) schemes whose purpose or effect is the promotion of community energy projects,'.

   

Mark Lazarowicz

25

Clause     9,     page     4,     line     40,     leave out 'community energy,' and insert 'such schemes and community energy projects, and'.

   

Mark Lazarowicz

26

Clause     9,     page     4,     line     41,     leave out from 'of' to end of line 44 and insert 'advice and assistance (whether by public authorities or any other persons) to persons establishing and operating, or proposing to establish and operate, community energy projects'.

   

Mark Lazarowicz

32

Clause     9,     page     5,     line     2,     leave out from beginning to end of line 18 and insert—

        ' "community energy project" means—

      (a) the use of relevant plant for a community purpose,

      (b) the installation of relevant plant for use for a community purpose, or

      (c) the adaptation of any plant for use as relevant plant for a community purpose;

        "community purpose" means the purpose of—

      (d) generating electricity for consumption wholly or mainly in qualifying premises, or

      (e) producing heat for use wholly or mainly for heating qualifying premises;

        "plant" includes any equipment, apparatus or appliance;

        "premises" means any building or buildings (and for this purpose "building" includes part of a building);

        "qualifying premises" means premises which—

      (f) are used wholly or mainly for purposes other than carrying on a trade, business or profession, and

      (g) in the case of premises which consist wholly or mainly of a dwelling or dwellings, contain at least five dwellings;

        "relevant plant" means any plant which—

      (h) in generating electricity or (as the case may be) producing heat, relies wholly or mainly on a source of energy or a technology mentioned in section 82(7) of the Energy Act 2004 (c.20) (microgeneration), and

      (i) satisfies the condition in subsection (4).'.

   

Mark Lazarowicz

27

Clause     9,     page     5,     line     18,     at end insert—

    '(4)   Plant satisfies the condition in this subsection if its capacity does not exceed—

      (a) in the case of plant for the generation of electricity, 20 megawatts, and

      (b) in the case of plant for the production of heat, 100 megawatts thermal.'.

   

Gregory Barker

33

*Clause     9,     page     5,     line     18,     at end add—

    '(4)   The Secretary of State shall each year lay before Parliament a report on steps that he has taken to promote community energy.'.


   

Malcolm Wicks

12

Page     5,     line     20,     leave out Clause 10.


   

Malcolm Wicks

13

Clause     11,     page     6,     leave out lines 4 and 5.

   

Mark Lazarowicz

28

Clause     11,     page     6,     leave out lines 8 to 10.

   

Mark Lazarowicz

29

Clause     11,     page     6,     leave out lines 15 to 17.


   

Malcolm Wicks

30

Clause     14,     page     6,     line     41,     at end insert—

    '( )   Sections 9 and (Renewable heat) extend to England and Wales only.

    ( )   Sections (National targets for microgeneration), (National microgeneration targets: modification of section 1 of the Sustainable Energy Act 2003), (Sale of electricity generated by microgeneration: power to modify distribution and supply licences etc), (Exercise of powers under section (Sale of electricity generated by microgeneration: power to modify distribution and supply licences etc)), (Functions of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority in relation to microgeneration) and (Adjustment of transmission charges for electricity) extend to England and Wales and Scotland only.'.

   

Malcolm Wicks

31

Clause     14,     page     6,     line     42,     leave out subsection (2).


NEW CLAUSES

Fiscal and economic measures

   

Mark Lazarowicz

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The Chancellor of the Exchequer must at least once in every year consider ways in which fiscal and economic measures may be used to assist with microgeneration and energy efficiency.

    (2)   The Chancellor of the Exchequer may, if he considers it expedient to do so, discharge his duty pursuant to subsection (1) as part of the budget process.

    (3)   The Chancellor of the Exchequer shall publish the results of his considerations pursuant to subsection (1) in any way that he thinks fit.

    (4)   This section shall come into force on 1st April 2007.'.


National targets for microgeneration

   

Mark Lazarowicz

NC5

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The Secretary of State must, during the period beginning with 1st November 2008 and ending with 31st March 2009—

      (a) designate one or more national microgeneration targets, and

      (b) publish a statement of that fact together with a copy of the target or targets.

    (2)   But subsection (1) does not apply unless on 1st November 2008 the Secretary of State considers that it would be appropriate to designate one or more targets under that subsection.

    (3)   For the purposes of this section, a national microgeneration target is a target in respect of—

      (a) the number of microgeneration systems installed in England and Wales, and

      (b) the number of electricity microgenerating systems installed in Scotland,

    as at a date specified in the target ("the target date").

    (4)   The matters to which the Secretary of State must have regard in determining whether subsection (1) applies include, in particular—

      (a) the number of microgeneration systems installed in England and Wales,

      (b) the number of electricity microgenerating systems installed in Scotland,

      (c) the strategy published under section 82 of the Energy Act 2004 (c.20) (microgeneration), and

      (d) the results of any research carried out into the effect that designating a target under subsection (1) could be expected to have on the number of microgeneration systems that are installed in England and Wales, and the number of electricity microgenerating systems that are installed in Scotland, by the target date.

    (5)   If a target is designated under subsection (1), the Secretary of State must take reasonable steps to secure that the target is met.

    (6)   At any time before the target date, the Secretary of State may review the target and, if he considers it appropriate to do so, revise the target.

    (7)   If under subsection (6) the Secretary of State revises a target—

      (a) he must publish a statement of that fact together with a copy of the revised target, and

      (b) the revised target is treated for the purposes of subsection (5) and section (National microgeneration targets: modification of section 1 of the Sustainable Energy Act 2003) as the target designated under subsection (1).

    (8)   In this section—

        "electricity microgenerating system" means a microgeneration system for generating electricity;

        "microgeneration system" means any plant or system of plant for generating electricity or producing heat—

      (j) which, in generating electricity or (as the case may be) producing heat, relies wholly or mainly on a source of energy or a technology mentioned in subsection (7) of section 82 of the Energy Act 2004 (c.20), and

      (k) whose capacity to generate electricity or (as the case may be) to produce heat does not exceed the capacity mentioned in subsection (8) of that section;

        "plant" includes any equipment, apparatus or appliance.'.

 
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