Amendments proposed to the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill - continued House of Commons

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Renewable heat

   

Malcolm Wicks

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to take such steps as he considers appropriate to promote the use of heat produced from renewable sources.

    (2)   For the purposes of subsection (1), heat produced by any plant is produced from renewable sources to the extent that the plant is fuelled by renewable sources.

    (3)   The steps which the Secretary of State may take for the purposes of subsection (1) include, in particular, steps for the purpose of promoting—

      (a) the installation of plant which is or may be fuelled by renewable sources,

      (b) the adaptation of plant so as to enable it to be fuelled by renewable sources, or

      (c) the production of heat by plant which is fuelled partly by renewable sources and partly by other sources.

    (4)   In this section—

        "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));

        "plant" includes any equipment, apparatus or appliance;

        "renewable sources" means sources of energy other than fossil fuel or nuclear fuel.'.

As Amendments to Malcolm Wicks' proposed New Clause ((Renewable heat) (NC3):—

   

Mark Lazarowicz

(a)

*Line     2,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   Before taking any such steps the Secretary of State shall satisfy himself as to—

      (a) the most cost effective; and

      (b) the most practicable,

    method or methods of promoting heat from renewable sources.

    (1B)   The Secretary of State shall publish in whatever form he sees fit his conclusions reached pursuant to subsection (1A).'.

   

Mark Lazarowicz

(b)

*Line     11,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   The Secretary of State shall lay before Parliament an annual report on—

      (a) steps that he has taken to promote renewable heat and any steps that at the time of the report he proposes to take; and

      (b) the effect of any steps taken by him and an assessment of any steps specified in the report that he proposes to take.'.


Reports under section 1 of the Sustainable Energy Act 2003: energy efficiency of residential accommodation

   

Dr Alan Whitehead

NC4

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Section 1 of the Sustainable Energy Act 2003 (c.30) (annual reports on progress towards sustainable energy aims) is amended as follows.

    (2)   In subsection (1)—

      (a) omit "and" at the end of paragraph (c), and

      (b) at the end of paragraph (d) insert "; and

          (e) achieving the target set out in section 217(1) of the Housing Act 2004 (target for the energy efficiency of residential accommodation in England)."

    (3)   After subsection (1A) insert—

          "(1AA)   The report must also include estimates of the effect of the progress made in the reporting period towards achieving the target set out in section 217(1) of the Housing Act 2004 on—

          (a) emissions of carbon dioxide in England, and

          (b) the number of households in which one or more persons are living in fuel poverty.".'.


Commencement

   

Malcolm Wicks

NC11

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Sections 1, (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), 9, (Renewable heat) and (Adjustment of transmission charges for electricity) come into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.

    (2)   Sections 2, (Reports under section 1 of the Sustainable Energy Act 2003: microgeneration) and (Reports under section 1 of the Sustainable Energy Act 2003: energy efficiency of residential accommodation) come into force on 1st January 2007.'.


Annual reports by Chancellor of the Exchequer

   

Gregory Barker

NC12

*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The Chancellor of the Exchequer shall each year lay before Parliament a report on the CO2 impact of any fiscal or economic measures to promote energy efficiency and microgeneration introduced by him in the previous five years.

    (2)   In this section the term "CO2 impact" means the annual reduction or otherwise of emissions of carbon dioxide as a result of each specific measure.'.


Local authorities: power to set up local energy schemes

   

Gregory Barker

NC13

*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Subject to this section a local authority may establish, or assist in the establishment of, a local energy scheme.

    (2)   If a local authority is satisfied that a local energy scheme would —

      (a) assist with the purposes of this Act,

      (b) help promote local employment,

      (c) generate economic activity within its area, or

      (d) in any other way encourage or assist with measures to reverse community decline,

    then that authority may establish, or assist in the establishment of, a local energy scheme.

    (3)   Two or more local authorities may jointly establish, or assist in the establishment of, a local energy scheme.

    (4)   In this section a "local energy scheme" is a scheme which—

      (a) generates sustainable energy;

      (b) is situated in the area or areas of the authority or authorities concerned; and

      (c) generated energy primarily for consumption in the area or areas of the authority or authorities.

    (5)   For the purposes of this section a "local authority" is a London borough council, a district council, a metropolitan district council, a unitary authority, a county council or a parish council (or community council in Wales).'.


   

Malcolm Wicks

14

Title,     line     3,     leave out 'introduction of a renewable heat obligation' and insert 'use of heat produced from renewable sources'.

   

Malcolm Wicks

15

Title,     line     3,     after 'obligation' insert 'and the adjustment of transmission charges for electricity'.


 
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