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

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     Renewables obligation: issue of green certificates: further provisions

   

Malcolm Wicks

NC36

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   In section 32 of the Electricity Act 1989 (c.29) (obligation in connection with energy from renewable sources), in subsection (5), after "supply" insert "or other use".

    (2)   In section 32A(3) of that Act (orders under section 32: supplementary)—

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

      (b) after paragraph (b) insert "and

          (c) different provision in relation to generating stations of different descriptions,".'.

    (3)   In section 116 of the Energy Act 2004 (c. 20) (issue of green certificates in Great Britain), omit subsection (4)(b) (which amends section 32B(2)(a) of the Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29)).

    (4)   The requirements of section 32(7) of the Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29) (consultation before making an order) may be satisfied in the case of an order containing provision made by virtue of section (Renewables obligation: issue of green certificates) or this section by consultation that took place wholly or partly before the commencement of that section or this section.

    (5)   The functions conferred by virtue of section (Renewables obligation: issue of green certificates) and this section on the Secretary of State are not to be exercisable by the Scottish Ministers, except in pursuance of an Order in Council made after the passing of this Act under section 63 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).'.


     Commencement

   

Malcolm Wicks

NC37

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), (Review of permitted development orders), (Building regulations: microgeneration), (Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions: report regarding dynamic demand technologies), 9, (Parish councils and community councils: powers in relation to local energy saving measures), (Renewable heat), (Renewables obligation: issue of green certificates), (Renewables obligation: issue of green certificates: further provisions) 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), (Reports under section 1 of the Sustainable Energy Act 2003: energy efficiency of residential accommodation) and (Reports under section 1 of the Sustainable Energy Act 2003: community energy projects and renewable heat) come into force on 1st January 2007.

    (3)   Sections (Promotion of reductions in carbon emissions: electricity distributors and suppliers), (Promotion of reductions in carbon emissions: gas transporters and suppliers) and (Consequential amendments) come into force in accordance with provision made by the Secretary of State by order.

    (4)   The power of the Secretary of State to make an order under subsection (3)—

      (a) is exercisable by statutory instrument, and

      (b) includes power to make such transitory, transitional or saving provision as the Secretary of State considers necessary or expedient.'.


   

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

34

Page     6,     line     18,     leave out Clause 12.


   

Malcolm Wicks

36

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

    '( )   Sections (Review of permitted development orders), (Building regulations: microgeneration), 9, (Parish councils and community councils: powers in relation to local energy saving measures) 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), (Promotion of reductions in carbon emissions: electricity distributors and suppliers), (Promotion of reductions in carbon emissions: gas transporters and suppliers), (Consequential amendments), (Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions: report regarding dynamic demand technologies), (Renewables obligation: issue of green certificates), (Renewables obligation: issue of green certificates: further provisions) 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 SCHEDULE

   

Malcolm Wicks

NS1

To move the following Schedule:—

'Amendments consequential on sections (Promotion of reductions in carbon emissions: gas transporters and suppliers) and (Promotion of reductions in carbon emissions: electricity distributors and suppliers)

Gas Act 1986 (c. 44)

     The Gas Act 1986 (c.44) is amended as provided in paragraphs 2 and 3.

    (1) Section 33BC (promotion of the efficient use by consumers of gas) is amended as follows.

    (2) For the sidenote substitute "Promotion of reductions in carbon emissions: gas transporters and gas suppliers".

    (3) In subsection (3), for "energy efficiency targets" substitute "carbon emissions reduction targets".

    (4) In subsection (5)—

            (a)   for "energy efficiency obligations", in the first place it occurs, substitute "carbon emissions reduction obligations",

            (b)   in paragraph (b), for "an energy efficiency target" substitute "a carbon emissions reduction target",

            (c)   in paragraph (c), after "efficiency" insert ", increases in the amount of electricity generated, or heat produced, by microgeneration or otherwise using low-emissions sources or technologies or reductions in energy consumption",

            (d)   in paragraphs (d) and (f), for "energy efficiency obligations" substitute "carbon emissions reduction obligations", and

            (e)   in paragraph (e)—

            (i) in sub-paragraph (i), for "energy efficiency target" substitute "carbon emissions reduction target", and

            (ii) in sub-paragraph (ii), after "efficiency" insert ", increase in the amount of electricity generated, or heat produced, by microgeneration or otherwise using low-emissions sources or technologies or reduction in energy consumption".

    (5) In subsection (6), for "energy efficiency obligation" substitute "carbon emissions reduction obligation".

    (6) In subsection (7), for "energy efficiency target" in each of paragraphs (a), (b), (d) and (e) substitute "carbon emissions reduction target".

     In section 33DA(1)(a)(ii) (publication of statistical information relating to performance in respect of energy efficiency obligations), for "energy efficiency obligations" substitute "carbon emissions reduction obligations".

      Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29)

     The Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29) is amended as provided in paragraphs 5 and 6.

    (1) Section 41A (promotion of the efficient use by consumers of electricity) is amended as follows.

    (2) For the sidenote substitute "Promotion of reductions in carbon emissions: electricity distributors and electricity suppliers".

    (3) In subsection (3), for "energy efficiency targets" substitute "carbon emissions reduction targets".

    (4) In subsection (5)—

            (a)   for "energy efficiency obligations", in the first place it occurs, substitute "carbon emissions reduction obligations",

            (b)   in paragraph (b), for "an energy efficiency target" substitute "a carbon emissions reduction target",

            (c)   in paragraph (c), after "efficiency" insert ", increases in the amount of electricity generated, or heat produced, by microgeneration or otherwise using low-emissions sources or technologies or reductions in energy consumption",

            (d)   in paragraphs (d) and (f), for "energy efficiency obligations" substitute "carbon emissions reduction obligations", and

            (e)   in paragraph (e)—

            (i) in sub-paragraph (i), for "energy efficiency target" substitute "carbon emissions reduction target", and

            (ii) in sub-paragraph (ii), after "efficiency" insert ", increase in the amount of electricity generated, or heat produced, by microgeneration or otherwise using low-emissions sources or technologies or reduction in energy consumption".

    (5) In subsection (6), for "energy efficiency obligation" substitute "carbon emissions reduction obligation".

    (6) In subsection (7), for "energy efficiency target" in each of paragraphs (a), (b), (d) and (e) substitute "carbon emissions reduction target".

     In section 42AA(1)(a)(ii) (publication of statistical information relating to performance in respect of energy efficiency obligations), for "energy efficiency obligations" substitute "carbon emissions reduction obligations".

      Utilities Act 2000 (c. 27)

    (1) Section 103 of the Utilities Act 2000 (c. 27) (overall energy efficiency targets) is amended as follows.

    (2) In the sidenote, for "energy efficiency targets" substitute "carbon emissions reduction targets".

    (3) In subsection (1)—

            (a)   in each of paragraphs (a) and (b), for "energy efficiency requirements for" substitute "promotion of reductions in carbon emissions:", and

            (b)   for "improvements in energy efficiency" substitute "the measures mentioned in subsection (2) of each of those sections".

    (4) In subsection (3), for "energy efficiency targets" substitute "carbon emissions reduction targets".'.


   

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'.

   

Malcolm Wicks

37

Title,     line     3,     after 'obligation' insert ', the renewables obligation relating to the generation and supply of electricity'.


ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE [9TH FEBRUARY 2006]

That the remaining proceedings on the Bill be taken in the following order, namely, new Clauses of which notice was given on or before 8th February 2006 other than new Clauses relating to commencement, Clause 5, remaining new Clauses, Clauses 11 to 14, new Schedules, remaining proceedings on the Bill.


 
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